The day-long bandh called by various political parties to protest the Centre's decision to initiate the process of formation of separate Telangana state paralysed life across coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh on Friday.
The shut down was peaceful and complete in the coastal city of Vijayawada where Congress, TDP and Praja Rajyam held road blockades, rail roko and hunger fasts at various places.
Thousands of people had a tough time as the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) cancelled its services to a number of places.
Vijayawada City Mayor Ratnabindu, former mayor T Sakuntala and other Congress leaders and activists organised rail roko and stopped the Thiruvanantapuram-bound Kerala Express at the Vijayawada railway station for 15 minutes.
Police made elaborate security arrangements to prevent any untoward incidents. In Krishna district, activists of Congress, Telugu Desam and Praja Rajyam held protests at several towns and villages.
As many as 49 Zilla Parishad (ZP) members along with ZP chairman K Nageswara Rao submitted their resignations in protest against the Centre's decision to grant Telangana state.