blocking tracks at many places including the state capital of Bhubaneswar, besides at Cuttack, Balasore, Khurda Road, Berhampur and Sambalpur, railway sources said.
Normal life was hit in Left Front-ruled Tripura due to the strike. Shops and markets were closed, as were schools, colleges, banks and financial institutions.
Private buses and taxis were off the roads and train service came to a standstill in the state.
CITU workers staged a dharna on the train lines at the Agartala railways station.
In Andhra Pradesh, personnel of various public sector organisations stayed away from work.
The employees of various public sector banks began protest at the Bank Street at Koti in Hyderabad as part of the strike.The leaders of the bank unions sit-out at the government's alleged attempts to dilute the public sector banking system.
The staff of the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) have also joined the strike in different parts of the state.
Barring stray incidents of stone pelting in Bellary, the nationwide strike called by 11 trade unions in support of their demands evoked a mixed response across Karnataka.
Sources said some persons pelted stones at some buses and blocked roads in Bellary while normal life was hit in Koppal, with buses, autorickshaws and other transport off the roads, officials said.
In Rajasthan, bank branches were closed and state roadways buses kept away from the roads.
Trade Union strike: Banking, transport sector hit in Gujarat
Ahmedabad: The strike call by Central trade unions hit normal life in Gujarat today as workers from varied sectors, including transport and banking, refrained from work, to register protest against government's economic and labour policies.
Banking services in Gujarat were crippled as over 12,000 officers and 35,000 other banking employees joined the nation wide strike call given by the United Forum for Bank Union (UFBU), impacting financial transactions of Rs 30,000 crore.
"All clearing house operations remained closed disrupting financial transactions (cheque clearance) to the tune of over Rs 30,000 crore across the state," General Secretary State Bank of India Officer Association (SBIOA) Ahmedabad Shankar Patel said.
SBI has over 1,100 branches across Gujarat, while 21 other nationalised banks are estimated to have 2,000 odd branches,