Bolangir: The Bolangir town bandh called by various outfits paralyzed normal life in the town for the second day on Friday.
The bandh has been called by Vishva Hindu Parisad, Bajrang Dal and Bolangir Militakriyanistan committee to press their demand for construction of a bypass outside the town to avoid increasing road accidents in the town and various basic problems of the denizens of the town.
Commuters, students, traders and office-goers faced a harrowing time with transport services being thrown out of gear for the second day running.
Shops, eateries and commercial establishments either stayed closed on their own or were forced to down shutters by protesters.
Scores of activists of Vishva Hindu Parisad, Bajrang Dal and Militakriyanistan committee poured out on to the streets from early morning in response in response to the bandh.
The denizens are demanding construction of a bypass outside the town for a long time that will help in preventing road accidents, however, the district administration has turned a deaf ear to the pleas, following which we are observing the bandh, said a protester.
A 12-hour bandh was jointly called by Bolangiri Militakriyanustan committee, Congress party along with AIDSO and ABVP activists yesterday for the same, following the death of a Plus Two girl student in road accident on Wednesday.
Bolangir Traders’ Union and district private bus owners’ association had also joined the dawn-to-dusk bandh on Thursday.