The association alleged that due to the bad road condition in the route from Cuttack via Angul to Sambalpur, their vehicles get damaged and it forces them to shell out a huge sum towards maintenance on regular basis.
“People are afraid of travelling on the route due to the poor condition of road and dust. Besides, drivers find it difficult to drive because of the large potholes that damage the buses. If the government fails to take notice of this strike, we will intensify our protest,” said a driver.
Like darkness under the lamp, in the very backyard of the State’s administrative capital where there are no dearth of engineers, workers and most of all vigilance, shoddy construction of a road seemed to be a tight slap on the government’s tall claims of corruption free development and welfare.
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