Locals call for Chauliaganj bandh today

Cuttack: Palpable tension prevailed at Chauliaganj area after residents displaced by Taladanda road expansion project called for Chauliaganj bandh today.

Shops remained closed in the area in view of the bandh call.

Reportedly, a meeting was held on the presence of Central Division RDC  Anil Samal. However, the discussions remained inconclusive. The agitation was a result of failed talk with the administration.

The Cuttack district administration and the Cuttack Municipal Corporation had initiated the eviction drive at both sides of Taladanda Canal following which the revamped three-lane roads on both sides of Taladanda canal became a reality.

The 1.5km-long, which was constructed in record 7 months at a cost of Rs 14 crore, ensures easy access for ambulances on both sides of the road to SCB Medical College and Hospital in the city.