Bhubaneswar: Normal life has come to a standstill position in Banai town in Sundargarh district due to a 12-hour bandh being observed by locals since 6 am with a demand of availing district status to the Banai sub-division.
Locals under the banner of Banai Zilla Kriyanusthan Committee are now picketing Government and private offices at different offices. Shops and bazaars have been closed. Vehicular movement has been disrupted as activists have blocked the road at different places.
Police personnel have been deployed at different places to ensure that no untoward incident occurs during the bandh.