Bharat Bandh: Nation-wide two-day trade union strike hits banking, transport services
Life remained normal in West Bengal though banking services were crippled with nationalised and private banks closed and ATMs remaining non-functional.
Transport services were normal and shops, markets and business establishments opened in the state.
In the national capital, commuters faced hardships for the second consecutive day as majority of auto-rickshaws and taxis stayed off the road in support of the strike.
Various industrial units and banks either remained closed or witnessed thin attendance while markets and commercial areas were open.
In Maharashtra, majority of ATMs dried up in the financial capital Mumbai.
"A majority of ATMs have dried up while (bank) branches are shut. Additionally, there has not been any cheque clearing as personnel from RBI too joined the strike. It will take at least 2-3 working days to clear the backlog for banks", said All India Bank Employees Association Vice President Vishwas Utagi.
Suburban railway, the city's life line, functioned normally and road traffic remained unaffected.
In Kerala, normal life was paralysed due to the strike with workers from most sectors ranging from transport to banking keeping away from work.
Reports from across the state said buses and taxis were off the roads and markets remained shut. Train and air services were
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