Mumbai/Pune: Internet and state bus services have been suspended in several districts in Pune in the wake of statewide 'bandh' called by Maratha Kranti Morcha over the reservation issue.
Buses of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation were also off the roads in Pune, while petrol pumps and vegetable markets are closed as well.
As a result, security arrangements have also been tightened all over Maharashtra in order to maintain law and order.
Superintendent of Police, Pune (Rural) Sandip Patil said, "2200 policemen, 900 home guards, three State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) coy, one Rapid Action Force (RAF) company, 20 striking platoons have been deployed at Pune ahead of statewide protest called by Maratha Kranti Morcha over demand for Maratha Reservation, tomorrow."
Meanwhile, protests in this regard were also carried out in various other parts of the state.
Son of former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, Amit Deshmukh protested in Latur district of the state, raising slogans against the government.