Sept 13: A 12-hour bandh has been observed in Kantabanji town of Bolangir district over the demand of district status to the Notified Area Council (NAC) today.
The dawn-to-dusk bandh called by Kantabanji Zilla Sangharsh Samiti hit normal life as schools, colleges, business establishments, and vehicular movement were closed in the town.
However, emergency services including ambulance and healthcare services have been exempted from the purview of the bandh.
The impact of which can be seen in Tureikela, Bangamunda, Muribahal and Kantabanji NAC.
Several social outfits, including Youth Yadav Samaj, Koubartha Samaj, Kantabaji lawyers' association and drivers' association have extended their support.