Commuters stranded as buses stay off roads in Parlakhemundi

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Gajapati: Scores of commuters were seen stranded at Parlakhemundi in Gajapati district today as buses stayed off the roads due to a strike called by the members of Gajapati Motor Employees’ Association.

The bus operators have called the strike in a protest over five demands including the eviction of liquor shops from the bus stand.

The association also demanded buses using kerosene as fuel not be allowed to run in the district and actions against owners of buses using kerosene as fuel. He further stated that the protest would continue till their demands are not fulfilled.

A large number of commuters were found stranded. Office goers and senior citizens were the worst hit.

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