Yet another shutdown in Andhra Pradesh’s Telangana region hit normal life on Monday even as train services were restored after a two-day rail blockade in support of a separate Telangana state.
The bandh, called by the Telangana Joint Action Committee to protest police action against MPs and MLAs during Saturday’s rail roko, was partial in Hyderabad, but total in nine other districts.
Educational institutions, which were scheduled to re-open after a month-long strike by teachers, remained closed. Private educational institutions are to re-open on Tuesday.
There was only partial impact of the shutdown in Hyderabad as Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corp (APSRTC) buses plied normally. Even autorickshaws plied, though union leaders wanted to join the shutdown.
The strike by government employees across Telangana entered the 35th day Monday. The strike by workers in state-owned Singareni Collieries also continued, and several thermal power plants remained shut due to coal shortage caused by striking miners.