Seemandra plunges into darkness as power strike continues (pics)

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Hyderabad, Oct 8: A large part of coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema faced power failure and shortage in supply of essential goods on Monday, the fourth day of the protest against the bifurcation of th state. Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy appealed to the employees of Seemandhra, who called indefinite strike for on October 9, to resume work so that normalcy could be restored in the state.

Over 30,000 power workers have gone on strike, leaving the electricity generation and supply in a shambles. Hundreds of villages in the coastal districts of the state have received no power since Sunday afternoon.

Over 30,000 power workers have gone on strike, leaving the state in the dark

Reddy said he could not take a blanket order from the Congress leadership for he is concerned about the people of Seemandhra and their concerns, adding that he wouldn't like to be the last chief minister of united Andhra Pradesh.

Meanwhile, YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy's indefinite hunger strike entered Day 3 on Monday while TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu began his hunger strike on Monday.

YSR Congress supporters protest

YSR Congress supporters protest against the creation of Telangana in Hyderabad on Monday.

Police personnel take on YSR Congress supporters

YSR Congress supporters take on police personnel while protesting the formation of Telangana state.

Railway station wear deserted look

A railway station wears a deserted look as a result of the strike called by the anti-Telangana protesters.

Passengers stranded at railway station

Passengers left stranded at a railway station in Prakasam district after train services were hit by power shortage.

In Vizag

The city of Vishakhapatnam plunges into darkness as a result of power shutdown caused by anti-Telangana protests.

Hospitals plunge into darkness

Patients spend uncomfortable moments as hospitals plunge into darkness as a result of power shutdown caused by anti-Telangana strike.

Hospitals plunge into darkness

A mother with her newborn at a hospital left in the dark due to power shutdown. Thousands of electricity employees have called strike to protest against the formation of Telangana.

Power shutdown in hospital

A hospital in Seemandhra region wh

Passengers left stranded at station

Railway passengers left stranded at a station due to the strike called against the decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh.

Trains halted

The inside view of an empty train compartment in Hyderabad.

Queue at railway station

People queue up for tickets at a railway station in Hyderabad on Monday.

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