Vijayawada, Mar 26 : The bandh call given by the various organisations and the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant Protection forum in protest against the privatization of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and three newly enacted agriculture reform laws evoked good response and it is total and peaceful in Andhra Pradesh on Friday.
All the commercial establishments, educational institutions, super markets and banks remained closed while the APS RTC buses confined to the bus depots.
Since the ruling YSR Congress party also extended support to the bandh, the RTC buses did not ply across the state throwing the normal life out of gear.
No untoward incidents have been taken place so far, police said.
Except the BJP, all other parties, including the YSRCP, extended solidarity to the bandh and the leaders participated in it.
The Left party leaders took out a rally from Lenin centre here enforcing the bandh.
The commercial establishments at the main commercial areas including in Besent Road, MG road and Benz Circle remain closed and all the thoroughfares wore a deserted look in the city.
So is the situation in Visakhapatnam, Eluru, Guntur, Kurnool, Anantapur and other cities.
Left party activists staged a dharna at bus station here while large number of TDP activists led by former Minister Alapati Rajendra Prasad took out a rally which concluded at Shankar Vilas centre in Guntur.
The Left and TDP activists led by their leaders staged a darna at Ramalakshman centre in Srikakulam.
In West Godavari district, the activists and farmers organised a rasta roko on the Chennai-Kolkata highway at Satyanarayanapuram village in Denduluru mandal resulting hundreds of vehicles got stranded on either side of the road while rasta roko was organised at Kurmannapalem centre in Visakhapatnam.
The Left and TDP activists resorted to a dharna at RTC bus stations at various places.