Bus services and dozens of trains across Telangana region have been withdrawn on Wednesday following the bandh called by the Telangana Joint Action Committee demanding that the Centre initiate the process of formation of a separate State.
Heavy police force has been deployed across the region to avoid untoward incidents even as senior police officers warned the agitators with stern action if they indulged in violence. Police clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 in the twin cities and and adjoining areas while police has been deployed in large numbers in Cyberabad Police Commissionerate limits, which is the financial and information technology hub of the State capital.
The APSRTC has decided to keep its over 9,000 buses plying in Telangana off the roads and buses heading towards Vijayawada, Kurnool and other places in coastal Andhra regions were cancelled at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
The South Central Railway announced cancellation of trains on the three major routes. In all, eight trains on Secunderabad–Kazipet line, nine on Kazipet–Dornakal line, Kazipet–Ballarshah (13), Secunderabad–Mudkhed (26), Secunderabad–Mahabubnagar (17) and Secunderabad–Nalgonda (2) have been cancelled.
The bandh received support from various sections as Government employees in some districts announced a pen-down strike while the lawyers of Telangana region have decided against attending courts.