Bhubaneswar: A six-hour Odisha bandh called by the Congress over rising fuel prices and other issues was observed on Monday. Here’s how the bandh effected life in different parts of the state.
Life was disrupted and vehicular movement came to a halt as bandh supporters blocked roads and highways at several places in the state.
Meanwhile, Jatani MLA and senior Congress leader Suresh Kumar Routray was seen cycling around a deserted road.
Routray was also seen leading a rail roko at Bhubaneswar railway station.
Senior Congress leader Jayadev Jena was also seen cycling on a road in Bhubaneswar.
Congress workers staged ‘rail roko’ at several stations in Bhubaneswar.
Bandh supporters burn tyres to block a road.
Police were deployed at different places in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to maintain law and order.
OSRTC, private buses and Mo Bus services remained suspended during the bandh.
Business establishments also remained shut during the period.
Roadside vendors also closed their shops due to bandh.
Notably, petrol and diesel prices stand at Rs 89.69 per litre and Rs 86.47 per litre, respectively, in Bhubaneswar today.