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Residents of West Barjala stage road blockade demanding electricity service

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BY TC News Desk

Agartala, 20th April 2024:   The women residents of West Barjala area under Bishramganj police station staged a road blockade on Saturday, joining fellow locals in a fervent plea for electricity services. The community has endured a harrowing four-day ordeal grappling with a severe shortage of electricity, exacerbated by the ongoing fire crisis. This morning, their frustration boiling over, they resorted to blocking the road in a bid to draw attention to their plight.

Traffic ground to a halt as the impassioned demonstrators took to the streets, their voices echoing demands for urgent intervention. Despite previous efforts including both verbal and written complaints lodged with the electricity department, their grievances remained unaddressed. Shockingly, even the organization’s employees failed to acknowledge the pressing need for action, leaving residents with no choice but to escalate their protest.

“We’ve endured four days of darkness and despair,” lamented one protester, highlighting the dire consequences of the electricity outage on daily life in West Barjala. Alongside demands for consistent water and electricity provision, the blockade served as a poignant reminder of the community’s resilience in the face of adversity.

As tensions peaked and traffic gridlock ensued, senior officials of the administration swiftly mobilized, converging on the scene to engage with the besieged demonstrators. Assurances were made that the matter would be promptly addressed, with a commitment to initiate discussions with the relevant department.

Relieved yet vigilant, the villagers opted to disband the blockade, placing their trust in the administration’s pledge to champion their cause. However, the underlying frustration and determination of West Barjala’s residents serve as a sobering reminder of the urgent need for sustainable solutions to the region’s infrastructural challenges.

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