Trade Unions’ Strike Hits Life For the Second Day

Bhubaneswar : Normal life was affected for the second successive day across the State following the two-day nationwide strike called by central trade unions to protest the Centre’s alleged anti-labour policies. The shutdown disrupted rail and road traffic, inconveniencing the commuting public.

Train services were hit as trade union activists staged rail roko on the second day of the 48-hour strike at many places including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Balasore, Jaleswar, Bhadrak, Sambalpur, Berhampur and Paradip, police said.

Shops, markets, business establishments, educational institutions and offices remained closed, while vehicular movement virtually came to a grinding halt across the state during the strike.

Roads wore a deserted look with vehicles, including government and private buses refraining from playing, while a large number of passengers were seen stranded in bus stands in many places.