Bihar bandh on fuel price hike begins
A state-wide bandh called by the RJD-LJP combine in Bihar against fuel price hike began Saturday morning.
There was no report of any untoward incident from anywhere in the state so far, official sources said.
In the morning, train services were reported to be normal and vehicular traffic was thin, the sources said.
Private operators suspended their bus services as a precautionary measure. The state-run buses were seen plying on the roads.
Essential services including hospital, water supply and electricity have been exempted from the purview of the bandh, LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan said.
The bandh has also been called to protest against the alleged failure of the state and Central governments to contain escalating prices of essential commodities and the Nitish Kumar government's alleged failure on all fronts.