Bolangir: Train services were affected in Bolangir district today due to a ‘Rail Roko’ agitation observed by the members of Saintala Bikash Parishad at Saintala railway station.
The association launched the stir demanding railway authorities to halt Puri-Durg intercity at Saintala railway station.
Demanding the halt of the express train here, the members of the outfit have stopped Puri-Gandhidham Express.
According to sources, the locals had been demanding stoppage of Puri-Durg intercity at Saintala railway station for a long time. Despite the repeated requests, the railway authorities and the Centre are yet to take the demand into consideration.
Following this, the members of the outfit called the agitation. Meanwhile, several organisations and locals have also extended their support to the bandh.