Sans water, electricity for 72 hours, Patnagarh locals take to streets

Bolangir: Vehicular movement in Patnagarh NAC of Bolangir district came to a standstill today as locals burnt tyres and staged agitation on the streets protesting power failure and water scarcity in the area for the past 72 hours.

Talking to OTV a local alleged, “We have taken to the streets as we have not received any water and electricity since last 72 hours. No one is paying heed to our plight.”

The locals withdrew their agitation after police, local administration and officials of electricity department reached the spot and assured them of solution.

Patnagarh Tehsildar, Puspanjali Panda said, “We have a problem with the transformer. A new transformer will be bought immediately which may take some time. We are working to resolve the issues and are able to understand problems faced by people. We have already held a discussion with electricity department and the transformer is being charged as a temporary arrangement. The new transformer will be ready by today evening and we will try to make all arrangements as fast as possible.”

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