Berhampur, Dec 2 (LocalWire): Road communication in the Maoist-infested areas of southern Odisha districts was partially affected as the state-owned Odisha state road transport corporation (OSRTC) has suspended its buses in 14 different routes and diverted the route of five buses from Wednesday.
The OSRTC held up its buses as the CPI (Maoist) began to observe the week-long People’s Liberal Guerilla Army (PLGA).
Private buses are operating normally.
Meanwhile, security has tightened in Kandhamal district with stepping up of the anti-Maoist operations.
“We have alerted the forces. The combing operation was intensified in vulnerable areas of the district, while vehicle checking is being done at strategic locations,” said SP (Kandhamal) Vineet Agrawal.
He, however, said that no extra forces had been deployed in view of the PLGA week.
The outlawed outfit generally concentrates on new recruitment during the observance of the PLGA every year.
They also pay homage to the Maoist cadres who have died during encounters with security forces.