Ganjam: Various organisations have started observing a 12-hour bandh at Aska in Ganjam district demanding formation of a revenue subdivision involving areas under Aska and municipality status to the town.
Normal life in the town has gone out of gear as schools, colleges and markets have remained closed since early morning. Vehicular movement on the roads connecting to Askah has been disrupted as agitators have blocked roads by burning tyres at different places.
Political parties and citizens joined in this protest. To mark their protest, agitators staged a road blockade at Aska Medical Square by burning tyres. Vehicular movement disrupted on Bhanjanagar- BBSR road by the agitators. Locals block the roads at various places by picketing on the road. Schools, colleges and markets have remained closed since early morning.
Police personnel have been deployed in various areas to maintain law and order.