Locals stage road blockade seeking restoration of power supply

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Puri: Angry over non-restoration of electricity supply even 50 days after cyclone Fani, residents of Bhandarikuda and Teraparibasi village staged road blockade near Dharmakirti Chhak today.

The agitators demanded immediate restoration of power supply to the area. Vehicular movement on the route was affected as the agitators blocked the road by burning tyres. Hundreds of vehicles remain stranded on both sides of the busy road.

The residents complained that they are still groping in the dark as electricity connection has not been restored to the villages.

They said they are passing through an extremely difficult situation without electricity.

Irate locals also threatened to intensify their agitation if their demands remain unfulfilled, sources said.

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