Bandh called by BJD over fuel price hike hits normal life in Odisha

BHUBANESWAR: The Bandh called by the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha over petrol and diesel prices traumatized life across the state on Monday.

School children and office-goers bore the brunt as protesters blocked roads and damaged vehicles and bikes in Bhubaneswar.

BJD workers also burnt tyres at most traffic intersections, Chawks in the twin-city bringing road transport to a grinding halt. Some commuters were also manhandled in some areas.

Apprehending trouble, fuel filling stations were shut down till noon in the city.

-By Odisha Age