The strike by supporters of a united Andhra Pradesh has affected inter-State public transport services from Krishnagiri and Hosur to that State for the second day on Saturday.

Patients bound for the PES Medical College Hospital in Kuppam were the worst-hit as they had to depend on share autos from Kali Koil in Tamil Nadu border to reach the place.

B. Kamaraj of Dharmapuri who commutes between Dharmapuri and Kuppam via Krishnagiri said the strike had hit small traders. R. Vijayalakshmi of Kuppam, who travelled to Krishnagiri to visit her family physician, said people were fleeced by share autorickshaw drivers.