Barring sporadic incidents of burning of tyres and road jams on the outer circuit of the state capital, shops and marketplaces were open.
The state government offices and banks operated normally and traffic on roads inside the city of Ranchi remained unaffected on the first day of 2- day bandh called by the Jharkhand State Students' Union (JSSU) on Saturday.
JSSU, an umbrella body of different students' associations, had called for the two-day state-wide bandh demanding 100 per cent reservation for local people in state government jobs.
In response to the bandh call, police force was deployed in strength and drone was used to monitor the activities of the agitators. The shops and markets were open and vehicles plied normally in the streets inside Ranchi city.
However, groups of agitators belonging to different student associations took to the streets early in the morning in the capital Ranchi to enforce the bandh. They burn tyres and blocked roads in some parts of the city resulting in traffic jams on highways on the outer circle of the city.
In the morning,a group of agitators had assembled at Ranchi’s Khadgara bus stand where they requested bus and auto-rickshaw operators not to ply their vehicles. However, local transport was plying normally in the city.