Cyclone Fani Aftermath: Protests in Bhubaneswar over lack of electricity, drinking water

Bhubaneswar: Demanding supply of drinking water and electricity, hundreds of cyclone Fani-affected residents of Bhubaneswar staged road blockade in front of the Rail Sadan on Jayadev Vihar-Nandankanan Road today. The road blockade led to disruption in traffic movement on the route, which is considered to be one of the busiest roads in the capital city.

According to reports, locals from the Housing Board Colony and BDA Colony areas of Chandrasekharpur blocked the road by placing uprooted trees at around 11 AM today demanding restoration of drinking water & electricity supply.

The irate locals alleged that the local engineers have been giving them false assurances of restoring water and electricity.

Later, the angry locals called-off their agitation after the Chandrasekharpur Police intervened and promised them to look into their issues.

The residents of Bhubaneswar have been facing acute water scarcity following massive damages to power infrastructure during cyclone Fani.