Power-hungry people block highway

Local people barricaded Dhaka-Mawa highway in front of Mawa Super Market under Louhajang upazila of the district for an hour yesterday demanding uninterrupted power supply in the area.

Sources said the agitated people blocked the highway for an hour from 9:45am and also held a rally protesting power outage in the area. The blockade created a huge tailback on the highway for hours.

The power-hungry people withdrew the blockade after local administration assured them of taking measures to ensure power supply in the area.

Earlier, the people of the area had barricaded the highway twice on the same demand, but to no effect. Mohadev Saha, one of the demonstrators, said they get electricity only for two to three hours a day.

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