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Transport Corporation (BMTC) assured the public that its buses would ply normally despite shutdown, these were withdrawn after a dozen vehicles were attacked by miscreants in some parts of the city.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.