Bandh hits Normal Life in Rourkela

Rourkela, March 18: The 12-hour bandh in the steel city of Odisha disrupted the normal life today. The strike was called by Sundargarh Adivasi Mulabasi Bachao Sangha (SAMBS) in protest against the inclusion of several tribal villages in the proposed Municipal Corporation.

The protesters blocked the roads in the city that caused several problems for the commuters. The schools, colleges, the government offices, banks, petrol pumps were closed due to the bandh.

The agitators were seen shouting slogans and waving flags against chief minister Naveen Patnaik. The bandh call was given after the state government decided to include several villages in the proposed Rourkela Municipal Corporation.