The two-day nationwide strike called by various trade unions in protest against the Centre's anti-labour policies affected normal life in Odisha on Tuesday.
Commuters were having a tough time finding buses and autorickshaws in several cities as protesters staged road blockade at various places.
They also blocked tracks at several railway stations that affected the movement of trains in the state.
Besides, many shops and business establishments remained closed at various places in the state.
In view of the strike, the state government has declared closure of all educational institutions on Tuesday.
The trade unions demanded fulfilment of a 12-point charter of demands including inflation control, minimum wages, social security schemes, stalling privatisation of government enterprises, discontinuation of foreign investments in railways, banks and insurance sectors and jobs for unemployed youths among others.
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