Vehicular traffic on the National Highway between Sunki and Chandli in Koraput district was paralysed for 12 hours from six in the morning on Saturday for the strike called by truck owners' associations, Bus owners' association and Jeypore Chamber of Commerce .

The joint action committee alleged negligence by the government in restoring the severely damaged road on NH-26 that was passing through the district even though the vehicular traffic had increased many folds over the years.

Shops and other establishment also remained closed at Jeypore in support of the strike.

JAC protesting against bad condition of the highway