The Krishna district bandh call, given by Joint Action Committee of Struggle for Port, evoked mixed response as the bandh was partial in the city, while it was total in district head quarters Machilipatnam today. All the commercial establishments at the business centre, Besent Road and I Town area remained closed. However, RTC buses plied as usually while government offices, banks and other establishments functioned normally. In Macilipatnam town, the bandh was total and peaceful. All the commercial establishments remained closed while cinema theatres closed their noon shows. RTC buses were off the road for till afternoon. In Vijayawada TDP, CPI, CPM(M) and BJP leaders organised a dharna in front of the RTC bus stand obstructing the movement of buses for some time. It may be noted that Joint Action Committee, comprising all political party leaders, except the congress, demanding the completion of construction Port works at Machilipatnam.
Agitators have been observing relay fast for the last 500 days. On the occasion of entering the fast 500th day today, the JAC had given call for the bandh. The bandh call evoked partial response in other town of the district.