Bhubaneswar, July 14: The state government today asked the Collectors of all the districts to take preventive measures to maintain law and order situation during the 6-hour bandh called by the Left parties tomorrow.
“The left political parties have given six hour Odisha bundh call on July 15 from 6 AM to 12 Noon against price hike of petroleum products and essential commodities. It is apprehended that they may close down business establishments, market places, Central and State government offices, courts, petrol pumps and banks/ financial institutions. Vehicular traffic as well as railway traffic are likely to be affected,” said Santosh Bala, Special Secretary to the government in a letter to the district collectors.
The Special Secretary has asked the district collectors to take all preventive measures to maintain law and order and to ensure maintenance of essential services in the districts.
The left parties have decided to observe a 6-hour Odisha Bandh on July 15 in protest against rising prices of fuel and essential commodities, the state Congress will support the bandh. The bandh call has been given from 6 am to 12 noon.