Police detain protestors. (Photo: ANI)
Andhra Pradesh shutdown called for a day by the Opposition parties on Saturday to protest denial of special category status to the state hit the normal life.
Public transport was affected in 13 districts as supporters and activists of Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP), Communist Party of India (CPI), Yuvajana, Shramika and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) stopped buses from plying.
They staged sit-in at Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) depots since early Saturday.
APSRTC was running buses in some districts under police protection. Shops a and educational institutions also remained close in Guntur, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupati, Kurnool, Anantapur and other towns.
Shutdown was total in Vijayawada. Buses were off the roads and schools, colleges and shops remained closed.