Agartala: Normal life in Left Front-ruled Tripura was on Wednesday paralysed following a nationwide day-long strike called by ten central trade unions.
Vehicles did not ply on the roads, while markets were closed. Banks and other financial institutions, schools and colleges were closed and attendance was thin in government offices as well, officials said.
The entrance gates of ONGC facility and the Tripura Jute Mill were closed.
Strike supporters were seen picketing on the roads and CITU members organised small rallies on railway stations while train services were also severely affected.
Police said they were keeping a vigil on the situation and security forces were patrolling in different parts of the state. No untoward incident was reported from any part of the state.
Twelve central trade unions had called the one-day nationwide strike to protest against changes in labour laws, but BJP-backed BMS and National Front of Indian Trade Unions (NFTUI) later pulled out.