Education institutions functioned normally
Mumbai: The shutdown called by Maratha outfits demanding reservation on Wednesday evoked only a partial response in Mira-Bhayandar. While the public transport services including-buses and auto-rickshaws remained unaffected, business establishments in several areas of Mira Road and Bhayandar (east) remained closed in response to appeals made by agitators who were moving around in groups across the twin-city.
Education institutions functioned normally. Some agitators squatted on the highway near the toll-plaza, disrupting traffic movement for a few minutes before the intervention of police personnel who were deployed in good numbers at strategic locations to prevent any untoward incident. A section of enthusiastic bandh supporters tried to disrupt peace by burning tyres near the Fly-over-Bridge in Bhayandar (east).
Tense moment were witnessed in the Queens Park area of Mira Road after some agitators entered into a heated argument with on-duty police personnel on the issue of pressurising shopkeepers to shut their establishments. However, the matter was sorted out and the bandh passed off peacefully with no untoward incident being reported from the twin-city.