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HYDERABAD: The call for bandh on Thursday, given by the Telangana Joint Action Committee for the second consecutive day, had little impact in city. Barring some, stray incidents were reported.
Majority of the people and different sections, who voluntarily closed down their shops and establishments responding to the bandh call on Wednesday following the death of a MCA student, ignored the call to continue it on Thursday. Except some schools which were forcibly closed by bandh enforcers, nearly all educational institutions, private offices, shops, hotels and theatres were open.
Those few establishments around Osmania University campus, which witnessed violence during funeral procession of the MCA students, downed their shutters for a couple of hours in the morning. They too began normal operations by noon. Petrol bunks remained open from early hours.
City buses, auto-rickshaws and private taxis plied normally. Local train and MMTS services were not affected. The bandh call had no impact in Old City.RTC buses damaged
Miscreants pelted stones damaging windscreens of 14 RTC buses in Cyberabad - two each at Hayathnagar, Lingampally, Chandanagar and Vanasthalipuram, three at Jillellaguda, and one each at Kukatpally and Balapur. Bandh enforcers damaged two vehicles in Quthbullapur.
In central parts of the city, protestors broke windscreens of 16 RTC buses by hurling stones - four at Santoshnagar, three at Karkhana, two each at Secunderabad and Marredpally and one each at Kavadiguda, Mettuguda, Moosapet and Erragadda.Violent incidents
A police press release said miscreants set fire to the car of a doctor at the Area Hospital in Sircilla of Karimnagar. He hailed from Nellore. A school and a lorry were damaged at Kamareddy and Illandu respectively. A cinema hall and a bar at Kodad, the municipal office at Bhongir and the mandal offices at Valigonda in Nalgonda district also came under attack.
In Suryapet of Nalgonda district, miscreants made a futile attempt to set fire to a truck carrying goods to Lanco Kondapalli Power Ltd owned by Congress MP Lagadapati Rajagopal’s family.
Two motorcycle-borne youth poured diesel on the tyres and set them ablaze but the vehicle crew put out the fire.
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