While buses operated by private owners kept off the roads across the state, city buses began to ply as the day progressed along with the state-run buses.
Shops were closed in most areas, official sources said.
Shared taxi trekker service and cycle-rickshaws though they joined the strike call were operating a skeleton service, the sources said.
The auto-rickshaw union, however, decided to ply their vehicles in consideration of the difficulties to be faced by students taking the ongoing high school and higher secondary school leaving examinations.
Banks remained closed with employees keeping away from their work place, they said.
Train services operated as per schedule, N-F Railway sources said.
Flights also took off and landed as usual at the Lokppriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here and five other airports in the state, they added.
No untoward incident has been reported so far.
Guwahati: Normal life was affected in different parts of Assam on Wednesday on the first day of the two-day nation-wide strike called by Central trade unions.
First Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 14:20