Jajpur, Dec 18 (LocalWire) People adopted an innovative way to highlight potholed road by laying on it wearing helmets.
The attention grabbing scene, witnessed at Bangala Chowk near Kalinga Nagar on NH 53, was organised by a local organisation ‘Sachetan Nagarik Manch’.
The busy highway, which links Chandikhol on NH 5 to the mineral hinterland of the state through Kalinganagar, Sukinda and Talcher, has scores of potholes due to subsidence causing a lot of inconvenience to road users.
In view of the road condition being awful, accidents resulting in loss of life at different places have become a routine affair.
Several protests were organised in the past at different places seeking repair and reconstruction of the busy road but yielded no result so far, the members of the Manch said.
“Finding no other way to ventilate our grievance, we took to this innovative way. We are hopeful that the government, both at the centre and the state, will look into this genuine problem and save precious lives”, the members said.
However, as the protest continued for quite some affecting movement of traffic, police rushed to the spot and persuaded to withdraw their agitation.