The bandh has been called in five states including Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and Chattisgarh.
The five states, especially Chattisgarh, is going on a top alert during the 48-hours bandh due to Monday, May 17 Dantewada bus blast. Police personnel and security forces have been deployed at strategic places.
The Patna-Barkakhana Passenger and Garhwa-Singhreli trains were cancelled as a precautionary measure. Shaktipunj Express, Ranchi-Varanasi Express, Rajabera-Gomo Express, Tata-Jammu Tavi Express and Howrah-Jabalpur have been diverted via Mughalsarai. The train between Barasuan and Biramitrapur were also cancelled.
Long distance bus services were also disrupted in the Maoist-affected areas.