People had a tough time in buying groceries and vegetables as supplies did not reach markets and department stores remained shuttered.
Supply of milk was, however, not affected as it was exempted from the shutdown. Medical shops also remained open.
Though the state-run Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) assured the public that its buses would ply normally despite shutdown, these were withdrawn after a dozen vehicles were attacked by miscreants in some parts of the city.
Train services and flight services, however, remained unaffected.
Image: A passenger naps as he waits at an empty bus terminal during a nationwide strike against a steep hike in petrol prices, in Bangalore, India, Thursday, May 31, 2012.