Bhubaneswar: Normal life has been severely hit at Pallahara in Angul district as a 12-hour bandh being observed by the Rengali Budi Anchal Kshyatigrasta Praja Sangha from 6 am.
The sangha has called the bandh, demanding compensation of Rs 50, 000 per acre of land given by them to the Rengali project.
Due to the bandh, schools, colleges, shops and bazaars have remained closed. Similarly, vehicular movement has been disrupted as agitators have blocked the roads by burning tyres at different places. Hundreds of vehicles have stranded on the National Highway 149.
Adequate police personnel have been deployed to ensure that no law and order situation occurs during the bandh.