Maoists Boycott Independence Day Celebrations

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  • Maoists fell tress protesting against Independence day celebrations.
  • Banners placed on roads between Bhaisasur and Surewahi.
  • Anantagarh welcomes its first train since Independence.

Kanker: Maoists in the Anantagarh area of Kanker district called to boycott the Independence day celebrations. Roads have been blocked, banners have been placed in the protests against the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations in the area.

Road leading the Meta Budeli Chargaon has been blocked by tress. Large number of tress have been felled on the roads between Bhaisasur and Surewahi.

Acting swiftly on the information received, the BSF forces rushed to the spot to clear the area and clear the traffic jam.

On the contrary, on Saturday residents of the same area were delighted as the first train linking it to the outside world rolled out 75 years after Independence.

As a part of the 235 km Dallirajhara-Rowghat-Jagdalpur railway project, Antagarh, which has a Nagar Panchayat, is now connected to the state capital Raipur by train service. The route of a special passenger train from Raipur and Durg to Kevti has been extended up to Antagarh.

The project is a joint venture of the Chhattisgarh government, National Mineral Development Corporation, Steel Authority of India Limited and railways.

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