Bandh disrupts normal life in Orissa
Normal life was thrown out of gear in Orissa during the 12-hour shut-down called by Left and other parties and supported by ruling BJD in the state against Centre's alleged failure to check price rise.india Updated: Apr 27, 2010 11:09 IST
Normal life was thrown out of gear in Orissa during the 12-hour shut-down called by Left and other parties and supported by ruling BJD in the state against Centre's alleged failure to check price rise.
Vehicular movement was paralysed across the state as bandh supporters blocked national highways, state highways and other roads, putting a halt to plying of passenger buses, trucks, taxis and auto-rickshaws, police sources said.
Rail services were also affected as trains were stopped at different stations for a brief period, they said.
Security was tightened throughout the state with deployment of about 2000 security personnel in various places to deal with any eventuality during the strike called by seven non-Congress and non-BJP political parties in the state.
In the state capital, shops, business establishments and commercial outfits remained closed during the bandh.
The strike affected work in Central government offices, public sector units including NALCO, post offices and banks as bandh supporters resorted to picketing and prevented staff from entering their offices, sources said.
Work was also affected in East Cost Railway (ECoR) headquarters due to picketing by bandh supporters, but emergency arrangements had been made by railway authorities to maintain basic functioning, an official said.
The shut-down also affected normal life in various places like Cuttack, Berhampur, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Balasore, Puri, Balangir, Baripada and Khurda.