HYDERABAD: Normal life was affected in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh as the 48-hour bandh called by Telangana Joint Action Committee demanding introduction of a bill for formation of a separate state began today.
Schools, colleges, shops and commercial establishments remained closed and public transport largely remained off the roads.
People who arrived at the Secunderabad railway station, headquarters of South Central Railway, and the Mahatma Gandhi bus station here from outside the city faced difficulties in reaching their destinations as buses and auto rickshaws were not available.
State government employees in Telangana region have already launched a non-cooperation agitation in support of their demand for separate statehood.
Police made elaborate security arrangements and imposed traffic restrictions near the state Assembly building in view of the bandh.(PTI)