Bharat Bandh: TDP chief arrested in Andhra
The TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu along with his party workers were arrested in Ameerpet area in Hyderabad on Monday when they staged dharna in protest against the hike in prices.india Updated: Jul 05, 2010 13:50 IST
The TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu along with his party workers were arrested in Ameerpet area in Hyderabad on Monday when they staged dharna in protest against the hike in prices.
He was shifted to Banjara Hills Police station.
Workers of various Opposition parties staged sit-outs in front of some bus depots in Khammam, Nalgonda, Ranga Reddy and Kadapa districts of the state disrupting services of the Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation, causing heavy inconvenience to commuters, police said.
In Rajahmundhry, services of over 700 buses in nine depots have been cancelled as protestors stopped buses and organised agitations, a APSRTC official said.
However, train services in the state remained unaffected.
"No disruption has been reported so far. We have neither rescheduled nor cancelled any of the train services in the region," the official spokesperson of South Central Railways said.
All schools, colleges and universities in the city remained closed on Monday. While banks continued to function normally, petrol stations and cinema halls will remain shut till Monday evening.
Similarly all the examinations of Osmania University, scheduled on Monday have been postponed in view of bandh.
Hyderabad City police Commissioner AK Khan said the situation in the city is normal and peaceful and no untoward incidents have been reported so far.