The Koshal State Coordination Committee in 11 districts of Western Odisha has called for a 12-hour bandh today.
The protesters were protesting outside several offices. Schools, colleges, shops were closed supporting the demand. The commuters faced difficulties because of road blockade by the agitators. While emergency services like ambulance were kept out of the purview of the bandh.
The security forces are in alert after the call for bandh.
The bandh for Koshal state formation has received strengthened support from different quarters of organizations.