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Bharat Bandh evokes mixed response in Telangana

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The 'Bharat Bandh' call given by several opposition parties over rising petrol and diesel prices Monday evoked a mixed response as it was business as usual in many parts of the state, including the capital city.

No untoward incidents have been reported so far, police said.

The police took scores of leaders and workers of the Congress, Left and into custody when they held protests near depots, preventing busses from plying on roads.

and 40 others were taken into preventive custody in town after they staged a dharna in front of RTC bus station in Dharmapuri in district, a said.

"They were later shifted to the Police Training Centre," a said.

told that besides the central taxes, local TRS government has also levied more tax further burdening the public.

A of the TSRTC told there was no disruption of services in any district of the state.

"We have not received any reports of disruption of services. Our officials are in touch with police officials. If there is any law and order problem respective depot managers will take decision on running the services," the official said.

Reports indicate that several government and commercial establishments are conducting activities normally.

S told the pre-Phd examination which was scheduled to be held Monday has been postponed for tomorrow.

According to him, all the educational institutions affiliated to the varsity are open and functioning.

A of the State School Education department said they have not issued any orders to close schools in view of the

However, respective school headmasters will take a decision as and when necessity.

RTC buses were seen plying in minimal numbers. Petrol bunks remained open and some of the commercial establishments and educational institutions remain closed in and Warangal, reports indicated.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 12:20 IST