All offices remained open with regular turnout. Barring some minor disruptions in vehicular movement in the morning here, vehicles plies as usual throughout the state, official sources said.
Schools and colleges were claosed on account of a local holiday.
The shutdown call against the petrol price hike, supported by the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP), disrupted life in all cities and towns of Uttar Pradesh.
Samajwadi Party workers squatted on railway tracks at many places and stopped trains. They also blocked the New Delhi-Howrah railway route.
Leftist trade unions and traders' wings of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the SP took part in the strike, following which busy routes in Kanpur, Agra, Varanasi, Allahabad and Lucknow were shut till afternoon.
Image: India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists burn tires and block traffic during a nationwide strike against a steep hike in petrol prices in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, May 31, 2012.