Odisha CS Meets Agitating Drivers, Assures Of Resolving Issues In 3 Months

Bhubaneswar: With the vehicular movement getting paralysed due to the drivers’ state-wide agitation amid reports of sporadic violence on second day on Thursday, the Odisha government has assured the agitating drivers of resolving their issues within 3 months.

The assurance was given by chief secretary Pradip Kumar Jena at a meeting with office-bearers and senior members of the Drivers’ Ekata Mahamanch in Bhubaneswar. The meeting, presided by Jena, was held at the Conference Hall in the Secretariat at 7 pm, according to a release from the office of the chief secretary.

Following the discussion with Mahamanch members on their demands, it was decided that that government would resolve the issues within 3 months, the release stated.

But the Mahamancha has not issued any statement on its response or next course of action.

At least 6 police personnel were injured as the agitating drivers reportedly pelted stones at them during the agitation in Berhampur on Thursday evening.

Also Read: Drivers’ Strike: 6 Police Personnel Injured In Stone Pelting In Berhampur Of Odisha’s Ganjam – odishabytes

Due to the indefinite drivers’ strike, hundreds of trucks carrying essential items from other states have been stranded on the National Highway across Odisha border in Andhra Pradesh.

Also Read: Drivers’ Strike In Odisha: Hundreds Of Trucks From Andhra Stranded On NH – odishabytes

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