Bus services were affected since early morning in both the Telugu states. Many private educational institutions also remained closed.
Activists of the Congress and the Left parties launched a sit-in at the depots of state road transport corporations to prevent buses from plying on the roads.
Ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in Telangana is not supporting the shutdown call.
Though Andhra Pradesh's ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is also not officially supporting the shutdown, its activists in both the states joined the protests against rise in prices of petrol and diesel.
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