CBSE Board Examinations for Class X and XII, which were scheduled for Monday, have been postponed as a result of the bandh call. Schools will remain shut and buses will be off the road as well.
A spokesperson of the Punjab government said mobile Internet services in the state will remain suspended from 5 pm today till 11 pm today in a bid to check rumor mongering on social media.
All public and private transport will stay off the road during the shutdown to prevent any untoward incident, the spokesperson said.
The orders were issued after Chief Minister Amarinder Singh reviewed the security arrangements with top police and administration officials in the evening.
It was followed by a video conference involving the Chief Secretary, deputy commissioners and other senior officials of all districts, the spokesperson said in a statement.
Security forces conducted flag marches at some places in the state today as a precautionary measure.
Elaborating on the precautionary measures taken by the government, the…