In neighboring Cuttack city, the activists picketed and blocked roads at various places, besides staging a rail roko at the railway station.
The two-day nationwide strike called by central trade unions to protest the Centre’s alleged anti-worker policies disrupted rail and road traffic in Odisha on January 8.
Train services were hit as trade union activists staged rail roko on the first day of the 48-hour strike at many places including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Balasore, Jaleswar, Bhadrak, Sambalpur, Berhampur and Paradip, police said.
Over a dozen trains were delayed due to blockade of railway tracks by strike supporters, leaving a large number of passengers stranded at many places, they 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.
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