Normal life was affected in lower Assam's Bodoland Territorial Administrative Districts (BTAD) area on Friday following a 12-hour bandh called by a local Bodo political party to protest rise in prices of essential commodities.
Markets, shops, educational institutions, banks and private offices remained closed in view of the bandh call given by United Democratic Peoples Front (UDPF), while attendance was thin in government offices in BTAD area, official sources said.
No untoward incident was, however, reported from the affected districts of Kokrajhar, Udalguri, Baksa and Chirang.
Public and private vehicles remained off the roads, though trains plied as per schedule, sources said.
UDPF was protesting the hike in prices of essential goods and demanding election of the Village Council Development Committees since 2005.