Railway services hit as locals protest over delay in power restoration

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Bhubaneswar: Tension prevailed as locals staged a protest on the railway tracks between Kapilas-Nirgundi affecting five trains between the routes on Thursday.

Opposing delay in restoration work of power supply in the FANI affected areas, locals staged a protest by sitting on the railway tracks between Kapilas-Nirgundi to press for their demand.

Following the protest, five trains including Bhadrak-Bhubaneswar DMU, Puri Express, Nandankanan Express were halted midway. This apart two passengers trains- Keonjhar-Bhubaneswar, and Bangiriposhi-Bhubaneswar passengers trains were also stranded following the protest.

Reportedly, Bhadrak-Bhubaneswar DMU has resumed its service.

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