Normal life was affected as the dawn-to-dusk Tamil Nadu bandh, protesting against the Supreme Court order staying 27 per cent reservation for OBCs in educational institutions, began at 0600 hrs on Saturday.
The Southern Railway sources said all the long distance trains were stopped at intermediary stations and arrangements had been made for providing food to stranded passenegers.
Suburban services had been suspended.
Bus services came to a standstill and other modes of public transport like autorickshaws and taxies were off the roads.
Airport sources said they were maintaining skeletal services. But the arrival of passengers was very little, they said.