30 April, Kolkata
Normal life was partially affected in West Bengal Thursday following a state-wide 12-hour general strike called by Left Parties and trade unions, with the BJP also calling a 10-hour bandh to protest against alleged violence by ruling Trinamool Congress in the recent civic polls.
Train services on the Eastern and South Eastern railway were normal although Eastern railway officials here said that suburban services in the Sealdah south section were hit for sometime in the morning due to blockades at some stations.
Metro Rail services were operating normally, Metro officials said. Shops, markets and business establishments at some areas remained closed.State administration was plying a large fleet of public buses while private buses and taxis were also seen on the streets though their number was less compared to other working days.