Markets were closed while vehicles did not ply on the roads. Banks, financial institutions, schools and colleges remained shut in view of the strike.

However, flight operations remained normal and passengers arriving at the airport from outside the state were provided security.

600 people, supporting the bandh, were arrested and later released, police said.

The other demands of the Congress are financial ex gratia to the unemployed youths, subsidy in fertilizers, and support price in agriculture.

Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee president (TPCC), Birajit Sinha has claimed the bandh a successful one, saying people have whole heartedly supported it.