12-Hour Rail Strike in Sundargarh Disrupts Train Services Demanding Stoppage of Passenger Trains
Residents of Hemgiri block in Odisha’s Sundargarh district staged a 12-hour rail strike on Tuesday, demanding the inclusion of two passenger trains, Tata-Itawari and Tata-Bilaspur, to stop at Hemgiri railway station. This protest disrupted train services on the Jharsuguda and Bilaspur routes as villagers from nearby areas occupied the tracks throughout the day.
In addition to the rail strike, the protesters have called for a 12-hour Kanika bandh in support of their demand. It’s important to note that this agitation for the inclusion of the two passenger trains at Hemgiri station began a month ago, with Railway officials promising to address the issue but no action has been taken yet.