Cuttack: Protesting the hike in prices of diesel and petrol, several Congress leaders and workers Monday staged a road blockade on Bhubaneswar-Cuttack National Highway (NH) disrupting vehicular movement.
Led by Congress leader Mohammad Mokim, party workers blocked the NH at Gopalpur Chhak by burning tyres and staged demonstration. The party alleged that the Central Government has failed to keep the fuel prices under control.
Hundreds of vehicles remained stranded on both sides of the road due to the blockade. On being informed, police reached the spot following which the blockade was lifted.