Locals stage road blockade over accident in Bolangir

Bolangir: Tension erupted in Tusura area of the district after a senior citizen was hit by a truck today afternoon. Following the incident, a group of locals staged a road blockade in the area.

The locals alleged that the trucks are blatantly disobeying the rules regarding the movement of heavy vehicles in the area.

There is restriction on plying of heavy vehicles from 9 am to 11 am and from 1 pm to 3 pm. However, despite the restrictions, the trucks continue to ply in the area, they alleged.

According to the residents, the police posted on duty are allegedly allowing the movement of trucks after taking bribe.
The situation, wherein a senior citizen was hit by truck, emerged due to total disregard of traffic rules and poor enforcement of the same, the locals alleged.

They also cited the absence of speed breakers on the roads as the reason behind the rising number of accidents in the locality and demanded immediate action in this regard. Later, police personnel reached the site and reportedly cleared the road blockade.