Saptari, Aug. 23: An indefinite banda by various madhes-based parties continues to rage on in the district as the agitation entered its ninth day today.
Normal life has largely been affected while consumers complain of price hiking of essentials, taking advantage of the banda called against the demarcation of the proposed federal states.
The market, educational institutions and industries remain shut while transportation from and to the district headquarters Rajbiraj halted.
Likewise, the protesters obstructed the East West Highway at various places in the district.
The agitators hit the streets and staged demonstrations in various places.
Meanwhile, local people complained that price of essentials has soared due to the banda.