Life in Telangana region hit as 2-day bandh starts

Hyderabad: Normal life in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh was disrupted today due to the two-day bandh called by the Telangana political Joint action Committee (JAC) in support of their demand for a separate state.

Schools, colleges, shops and other commercial establishments were closed and public transport services were hit due to the bandh in all Telangana districts.

The JAC, which has announced a series of protests in support of the separate statehood call, has also called for a rail blockade on July 8 and 9.

The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) suspended its services at various places as a precautionary measures and commuters had a tough time reaching their destinations.

The bandh supporters held demonstrations and stopped vehicular movement at various places.

City buses of APSRTC in Hyderabad largely remained off the roads and consequently, the auto drivers had a field day.

Police have made elaborate security arrangements in view of the bandh and no untoward incidents was reported from anywhere in the morning hours.

JAC has also planned to organise the blockade of national highways and other protests in the coming days, TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao announced yesterday after a meeting of the JAC. The JAC comprises TRS, BJP and a number of peoples` organisations.