Hundreds of Congress and other opposition parties leaders and workers took to the streets since early Monday in different parts of Bihar, with party flags and banners of different colours in their hands.
They clashed with police at several places while enforcing the shutdown.
Over a dozen long route express and passenger trains were stopped at Patna, Gaya, Bhojpur, Jehanabad, Khagaria, Madhubani, Sagarsa, Darbhanga, Banka, Bhagalpur, Sheikhpura and Muzaffarpur railway stations.
The shutdown supporters blocked national and state highways, disrupted rail and road traffic for hours and stranded thousands of passengers at different railway stations and bus stands.
At several places, the activists were seen burning tyres on the roads.
Schools and colleges remained closed across the state. Markets and business centres were also closed.
Additional security personnel have been deployed all across the state to maintain law and order.
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