According to sources, the Sambalpur-Bargarh highway was completely blocked by the agitating drivers as a result of which thousands of vehicles remained stranded on both sides of the road.
After getting information, local police reached the spot and requested the drivers to clear the road, but in vain. Later, the cops detained the protesting drivers and restored the traffic flow.
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The commercial drivers’ ‘quit-steering’ strike, called by Drivers’ Ekta Mahamancha, in Odisha entered third day today. Their 10-point charter of demands includes pension after 60 years of age and other social security measures.
Meanwhile, the supply chain of petrol, diesel, vegetables, gas and other essential commodities was badly hit across the State due to the indefinite strike by the drivers.