Bandh affects normal life in Bihar

Several long distance and passenger trains, including New Delhi-Muzaffarpur Sampark Kranti Express were detained at different stations in Bihar following the agitation, East Central Railway (ECR) Chief Public Relations Officer, Dilip Kumar said.

The Rajgir-Danapur passenger train was detained at Karahdhi, Hatia-Patna express at Jehanabad, Gaya-Patna passenger train at Islampur besides over 10 mail express trains were detained at Sasaram, Vikarmganj, Dholi, Narahan, Motihari, Sitamarhi and Jainagar railway stations in Bihar by the agitators, Kumar said.

Bandh supporters cut hose pipes of some trains and squatted on the railway tracks to enforce the agitation.

Private operators suspended their bus services for the day because of the bandh. Buses under the Bihar State Transport Corporation also didn't ply, officials said.

All private schools, colleges and other educational institutions were closed. Shops and major business establishments pulled down their shutters.

Reports reaching the state headquarters from Muzaffarpur, Gaya, Biharsharif, Bhagalpur, Begusarai, Motihari, Bettia, Siwan, Gopalganj, Chapra, Darbhanga, Saharsa, Khagaria and Katihar said the bandh evoked good response with markets remaining closed.

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