Here's a look at how the Andhra Pradesh bandh will affect normal life:
Schools and colleges: As a precautionary measure, the government has declared holiday for schools and colleges. The Andhra University announced suspension of classes to avoid inconvenience to students. Classes would be suspended at the Visakhapatnam-based Andhra University and its affiliated colleges.
Buses: Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation buses are off the road today except in Tirumala. Privates buses are also shut. Inter-state buses, however, will be plying.
Railways: The bandh has not affected the railway services and rails are plying as scheduled.
Voluntary shutdown of shops and hotels: People are voluntarily shutting their shops across the state in support of the bandh. Commercial establishments and hotelsa also downed their shutters.
Government offices: Thin attendance was reported in government offices and public sector undertakings like Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, Visakhapatnam Port Trust, National Thermal Power Corp and Hindustan Shipyard.