Train services across the country were severely disrupted on Monday owing to a nationwide 'Rail Roko' protest by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM). Several trains had to be cancelled while many others were partially cancelled due to the protest. The Kisan Morcha backed by several farmer organisations observed a six-hour-long rail roko from 10AM to 4PM demanding removal of Union MoS for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra from his post over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, in which his son Ashish is an accused.
Rail services have been affected across the country as the Samyukta Kisan Morcha observed rail roko agitation today (October 18), seeking action against those involved in Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
Bhubaneswar: Vehicular traffic has been disrupted in many parts of the State especially in the Capital city due to the six-hour Odisha bandh being observed by the State Congress in protest against the steep rise in prices of fuel and other essential commodities in the country. Sporadic Violence Marks Odisha Bandh Over Fuel Price Hike […]
Cuttack: At least five trains were delayed today after the cyclone-affected locals staged a rail roko between Kapilas Road and Nirgundi in Cuttack district protesting non-restoration of power supply in the area post Fani. As per reports, Bhadrak-Bhubaneswar DMU, Puri Express, Nandankanan Express, Keonjar-Bhubaneswar passenger train, Bangriposi-Bhubaneswar passenger trains were left stranded on the tracks […]
Talcher: The truckers’ association in Talcher has resorted to an economic blockade against substantial cut in coal transportation via road by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL). The association claims that nearly 2,000 truck owners were eking out a living by transporting coal from MCL to various industrial units. However, their business has been hit after MCL […]
Rourkela/Malkangiri: Vehicular traffic was affected in several places of the State including Bhubaneswar, Rourkela, Sambalpur and tribal-dominated districts as Dalit organisations have been observing the ‘Bharat Bandh’ protesting dilution of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act provisions. Buses have also remained off-roads in Biramitrapur, Malkangiri, Kalahandi and Bolangir. Besides, shops and markets were […]
Dhenkanal: Movement of several trains were disrupted for long hours following a rail roko agitation at Denkhanal. Demanding a halt of newly introduced Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, several outfits had staged the demonstration on Saturday. Hundreds of activists including members of bar association detained the Rajdhani Express for nearly an hour at the railway station […]
Berhampur: BJD’s Ganjam district unit staged a Rail Roko at the Berhampur Railway Station here this morning protesting Centre’s negligence towards Odisha in the Union Budget-2018. The party workers alleged while State Government had demanded Rs 6,500 crore for different railway projects in the State this year, the Centre allocated Rs 5,252 crore. BJD further […]
Bhubaneswar: Political parties’ beware as criminal cases will be registered against persons for staging ‘Rail Roko’ agitation in Odisha as per a decision taken at the first meeting of the State Level Security Committee for Railways chaired by DGP RP Sharma today. RPF IG Atul Pathak while addressing the meeting directed officials to criminally prosecute […]
Bhubaneswar: The 5-hour ‘Hak Pain Hartal’ agitation of Biju Janata Dal against the hike in price of petrol and diesel caused more inconvenience to the general public than good in the capital city. Marked by vandalism, most important junctions were found to be barricaded with bamboo sticks and tyres burnt at others disallowing people take […]
Bhubaneswar: Rail passengers had a tough time at the railway station here as activists of the Congress youth wing staged a rail roko today protesting killing of five farmers in Madhya Pradesh. The youth activists halted the Falaknuma Express and Bhubaneswar-Bhadrak-Berhampur passenger train at the railway station. Holding party flags and shouting slogans, the activists […]
Khurdha: Passengers had a tough time for a while as locals resorted to a rail roko on the Khurdha-Bolangir railway line at Bolagarh Road railway station demanding renaming of the station. Hundreds of villagers under the banner of the Manikagoda Vikas Parisad stopped a passenger train that was about to leave the station. They later […]
Balasore: Train service disrupted at the Markona railway station as locals of Simulia and Khaira blocks in Balasore districts staged Rail Roko at the station today demanding renovation and halt of three Express trains at the station. Members of the Simulia Khaira Nagarika Manch demanded that the Puri-Howrah, Jagannath and Dhauli Express trains be halted […]
Jharsugada: Irate residents of Lechuapada village under Lakhanpur block in Jharsuguda district staged a rail roko and held a protest against acute shortage of drinking water in the village on Sunday.
Bolangir: A social organisation ‘Right to Fight’ today resorted to rail roko at Kantabanji station demanding setting up of a rail wagon factory in the district. Supported by many other associations including the local traders’ body, hundreds of activists blocked the rail track following which the Puri-Ahemadbad express was detained for at least two hours. […]
Bhadrak: Passengers of Bhadrak-Berhampur DMU train had a tough time for several hours as district Congress activists resorted to a rail roko at Bhadrak station demanding toilet facilities in the train. The Congress members alleged that despite repeated requests, the railway authorities continue to turn a blind eye to the legitimate demands of passengers. “The […]