Chennai: Normal life was not affected in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday due to the nationwide strike called by 10 central trade unions and supported by several labour unions in different sectors.
City buses and autosrickshaws were plying as usual, though roads were less congested.
Schools and colleges functioned as usual.
According to reports from districts, bus transport was affected. The inter-state transport between Tamil Nadu and Kerala was also affected.
Several units in the hosiery town of Tiruppur downed their shutters due to strike.
Banking operations at nationalised banks - barring State Bank of India (SBI) and Indian Overseas Bank (IOB)- were affected as major unions in the banking sector are participating in the strike,
The strike was called in support of the 12 point charter of demands of the 10 central trade unions.