Agitation demanding the Centre to keep Andhra Pradesh united has hit operations at the two ports — the old anchorage port and also the new deepwater port in Kakinada in the coastal area of the state. On Septebmber 24, a bandh (shutdown) call was given by AP NGOs’ Association and the joint action committee for preserving the unity of Andhra Pradesh.
The bandh evoked good response here and also at Kakinada and other coastal towns on Septebmber 24. At Kakinada, operations at the two ports were affected as workers and employees stayed away from work in response to the bandh call. The trade also observed bandh.
Handling of fertilisers and granite was stopped for the day at the new port and rice and maize at the old port.