With not even a single bus out of a fleet of 200 plying on roads, commuters here had a harrowing time on Wednesday.
Roadways employees had gathered at the local bus stand at 4am to ensure the impact of the two-day strike call given by the Haryana Karamchari Co-ordination Committee on November 13 and 14.
Employees of some other government department also extended support to the roadways employees and boycotted the work on the first day of the strike.
The electricity department received over 90 complaints, which were addressed by contractual staff of the department, while majority of the employees stayed away from work.
Heavy police force had been deployed near bus stand and at some other places to maintain law and order. Protesters kept raising slogans in the early part of the day, while later they assembled at Mansarovar Park, opposite to the SSP residence.
Joginder Balhara, district president of Haryana Karamchari Mahasangh, termed the strike successful.