ANGUL: Normal life got here to a standstill within the industrial district of Angul on Wednesday because of the bandh known as by the ruling BJD protesting closure of Talcher Thermal Power Station (TTPS). All authorities workplaces, banks, enterprise institutions and academic establishments downed their shutters whereas autos stayed off roads. The site visitors on NH-55 linking Cuttack to Sambalpur was additionally paralysed with tons of of autos stranded on either side of the street.
Coal mining was additionally hit because of the bandh. Coal mines at Talcher had been closed from morning until 1 pm. However, all of the industries like NTPC, Nalco, JSPL and JITPL operated usually. District BJD president Mahendra Bastia mentioned the bandh was profitable as folks wholeheartedly supported it. “The TTPS should be restarted immediately. Besides, the expansion project should also be executed soon,” demanded Bastia.
Police mentioned the bandh handed off peacefully with no untoward incident. On Thursday, Talcher will witness one other bandh which has been known as by Thermal Bachao Action Committee led by BJD MP Mahesh Sahoo over the identical concern.