In many places Buses and Autos were off the roads, shops and commercial establishments were also remained shut.
Tiruvananthapuram: Trains were blocked in various parts of Kerala on Wednesday as the 48-hor trade union strike entered its second day. A treasury branch f State Bank f India in Tiruvananthapuram was attacked. The braanch manager said a group f people came to his cabin 10 a.m. and threatend the staff, damaged a glass top and a computer.
No additional police security was sought as the security staff was on duty, he said.
At the Thiruvananthapuram railway station, Thiruvananthapuram-Hyderabad Sabari Express and Venad Express were blocked, while the Kottayam-Nilambur passenger train in Kalamassery was held up for a while.
A Centre of Indian Trade Union (CITU) worker, who allegedly hurled stones at the BJP protest pandal in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday, has been arrested.
All trade unions except the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh have extended support to the strike called by 10 central trade union against the “anti-labour” policies of the Centre.
In many places, shops and commercial establishments were remained shut. Buses and autorickshaws were also off the roads.
Many shopkeepers alleged that they were asked to put down their shutters.
Most of the textile and spices shops in the Broadway Market in Kochi and Mittayi Theruvu (sweet street) in Kozhikode were open.
Sabarimala pilgrims, tourists, social and religious functions have been exempted from the strike.