Utkal University Students Protest Hostel Closure, Block National Highway


Bhubaneswar: Tension mounted in the city as Utkal University students blocked the National Highway in protest against Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) decision to shut hostels in view of the COVID-19 upsurge.

The protesters, including girls, sat on the National Highway and shouted slogans. They urged the civic body to revoke the decision.

The commuters had a harrowing time in reaching their destinations as vehicular communication was disrupted from Rasulgarh to Acharya Vihar and Rupali Square to Vani Vihar Chhak.

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