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Rail service disrupted as lawyers stage Rail Roko at Nuapada station

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Nuapada: Demanding the halt of express trains at Nuapada railway station, the district bar association staged a Rail Roko at the station here today disrupting rail services for a while.

Holding banner and shouting slogans, the activists resorted to Rail Roko at the station at around 6 AM today. As a result, a DMU train and the Puri-Gandhidham Express were stranded at the station for a while.

The lawyers had decided to stage the Rail Roko at meeting held here yesterday.  Besides, leaders cutting across party lines and members of various traders’ associations and bus owners’ association joined the protest.

On receiving information, senior railway officials reached the spot and were trying to pacify the agitators till last report came in.

On the other hand, the agitating lawyers warned that they would continue their stir unless there is a written assurance on stopping of express trains at Nuapada railway station.