Kolkata: Life remained normal Thursday in West Bengal on the second day of nationwide strike called by central trade unions, though banking services continued to be affected with majority of ATMs dried up of cash.
Customers were highly inconvenienced as banks, both nationalised and private, were closed in the state with many ATMs remaining non-functional as well.
Transport services, which were exempted from the strike in the state today, remained normal and office-goers and other people went about their work as usual.
Shops, markets and business establishments were open and private and government transport services functioned as usual in different parts of the state.
No untoward incident has been reported from any part of the state so far, police sources said.
"The situation is absolutely peaceful," state police sources said adding.
Most schools and colleges too were open and classes were held normally.
Life was partially affected in the state on the first day of the strike yesterday as several private transport services had suspended their operations and markets too were closed in some parts of the state.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had yesterday urged the Election Commission to ban political parties calling shutdowns, while noting that people of Bengal have rejected the two-day strike called by Central trade unions.