A complete shutdown is being observed on Thursday in Sumbaltown of north Kashmir's Bandipora district against the lack of basic amenities.
Scores of traders and locals also held a protestdemonstration demanding immediate redressal of their grievances.
The protestors blocked Srinagar-Bandipora road near Sumbalbridge thereby disrupting traffic movement for several hours.
"We held a protest demonstration to press for our longpending demands as the government has failed to fulfill them. Roads of the townare in a shambles, there is no garbage dumping site in the town, " said NazirAhmad Reshi, secretary traders federation Sumbal.
He said that municipality Sumbal has failed to removegarbage from main town from the last one month as there is no proper garbagedumping site.
The protestors threatened to prolong the agitation if theirdemands were not fulfilled on immediate basis.