Koraput, Dec 18 (LocalWire) Despite adverse weather conditions due to the impact of Cyclone Phethai, the Joint Working Committee (JAC) on Tuesday called a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk bandh in Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada and Nabarangpur districts over a permanent bench of Orissa High Court in undivided Koraput.
JAC activists reportedly picketed highways and roads in front of several offices since early morning.
Normal life was hit in the districts with closure of markets, business establishments, educational institutions and government offices due to the shutdown.
Vehicular movement and railway services were also affected.
However, emergency services like ambulance remained out of the purview of the bandh.
Meanwhile, the police said security measures have been taken to avoid any untoward situation.