Bandh hit normal life in Telangana

Hyderabad: Normal life was disrupted in the Telangana region today due to a bandh called by the Telangana Joint Action Committee to protest police action against MPs and MLAs during Saturday`s rail roko. Public transport system was hit and educational institutions were closed besides most of the commercial establishments, banks and offices.

Many leaders, including those from the ruling Congress, were arrested under various provisions of the Railway Protection Act during the rail roko agitation. While the impact of the bandh was partial in Hyderabad city, it was almost complete in the remaining Telangana region. Autorickshaws are off the roads from midnight for 24 hours in support of the bandh.

Buses belonging to the state-owned Road Transport Corporation (RTC) are operating partially in the region. However, no reports of disruption of train services has been reported.

Fearing attacks by protesters, police stopped the buses coming from Andhra region to Hyderabad Andhra-Telangana border.