and autos plied and shops remained opened. However, schools and colleges were closed.
Employees of banks and public sector organisations in Andhra Pradesh continued their protests on the second day of the strike.
In Tamil Nadu, banking and postal services remained affected while shops remained open and transport services plied normally.
Members of the protesting trade unions staged demonstrations in various parts of Chennai.
Though there were reports that some labour unions representing employees of Maruti Udyog at its plants in Manesar and Gurgaon had joined the strike along with Unions of HeroMotoCorp, workers of the company attended duty in the state.
According to Union representatives of Hyundai Motor India Employees and Ford Motor India, which has manufacturing facilities at Sriperumbudur and Maraimalai Nagar, they have decided to conduct a mass rally today in view of the strike.
Transaction of cheques worth of Rs 3000 crore in Chennai were affected while most of the ATMs of several banks have dried out due to lack of cash.
In the north, public transport and banking services continued to be affected in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh due to the strike.
Reports pouring in from various places suggest that majority of state owned buses plying on inter-state routes and inter-city routes in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh did not ply.
With bank employees observing strike, banking transactions were hit, causing inconvenience to customers.
Industrial production in Punjab and Haryana was unaffected.
A report from Hisar has said activists of different trade unions staged dharnas in front of their respective offices.
Normal life was partially affected in several parts of Odisha due to the strike.
People faced difficulties in commuting as buses, taxis auto-rickshaws remained off the roads, leaving a large number of passengers stranded at different places.
Bank services in Mumbai hit as strike enters day 2
Mumbai: Majority of ATMs have dried up in the financial capital of Mumbai and banking operations across the city were hit on the second day of the general strike called by central trade unions for various demands.
"A majority of ATMs have dried up while the (bank) branches are shut. Additionally, there has not been any cheque clearing as personnel from RBI too joined