Hyderabad: Normal life remained disrupted in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh Wednesday on the second day of the 48-hour bandh called by Telangana groups in support of their demand for introduction of a bill for separate statehood.
Schools, colleges, shops and other commercial
establishments remained closed and public transport buses
largely remained off the roads with some pro-Telangana workers
unions participating in the shut down.
People, who arrived in the city from far off places at
the Secunderabad railway station, headquarters of South
Central Railway, and the Mahatma Gandhi bus station here, had
difficulty in reaching their destinations as city buses and
auto rickshaws were not available.
The state government employees in Telangana region have
already been organising a non-cooperation agitation in support
of the separate statehood demand.
Police made elaborate security arrangements and imposed
traffic restrictions near the state assembly buildings in view
of the bandh.
According to reports from Telangana districts like
Karimnagar, Warangal, Medak, normal life was paralysed due to
the shut down. There were no reports of violence from anywhere
in the region in the morning hours.