Responding to the call given by TRS, entire Mahabubnagar district is observing the bandh since morning. All education institutions have been closed. As the bandh is called by ruling party, life is expected to come to a standstill. As per the information available at 8.30 in morning RTC employees of all unions have participated in the bandh. Buses are off the road. All 9 depot with a fleet of 975 buses have suspended their operation. Shops have been closed. TRS is organizing an all party meeting this evening to discuss a strategy to counter the moves AP CM Chandrababu Naidu to stall the Palamuru Lift Irrigation project.