Bhubaneswar: In view of a six-hour ‘bandh’ call given by the Left parties tomorrow, the Odisha government directed the district administrations to take preventive measures to maintain law and order.
Special Secretary (Home Department), Santosh Bala in a letter to Collectors and District Magistrates to ensure essential services are not affected during the Odisha ‘bandh’.
Bala mentioned in the letter it is apprehended the protestors may close down business establishments, market places, government offices, courts petrol pumps, banks and financial institutions during the strike. She added vehicular traffic as well as train services are likely to be hit.
Worth mentioning, opposing the recent hike in prices of petroleum products and essential commodities, the Left political parties have called for a state-wide bandh from 6 AM to 12 noon tomorrow.