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VEHICLE Strike:Thrissur city wears a deserted look with only a few two-wheelers on road on Friday.— Photo: K.K. Najeeb
VEHICLE Strike:Thrissur city wears a deserted look with only a few two-wheelers on road on Friday.— Photo: K.K. Najeeb

The dawn-to-dusk strike on Friday called by the Joint Co-ordination Committee of Motor Workers' Unions to protest against the increase in the price of petrol was total in the district.

The strike hit normal life and the people who depend on public transport were the most affected.

Vehicles, barring two-wheelers and a few private four-wheelers, kept off the road.

Government offices and banks registered a meagre attendance owing to the absence of transport facilities. Train services, however, were not affected.

Shops and commercial establishments did not function.

Trade and business activities were also affected as truck and lorry drivers joined the strike. No untoward incidents were reported from any part of the district.

Trade union activists took out marches at various places in the district.

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