An advisory was also posted at the Chinese Foreign Ministry website as well as the Chinese Embassy website (New Delhi) which warned about travel disruptions due to protests.
"According to Indian media reports, many places in India are witnessing protests and strikes due to the recent hike in oil prices. Railways and highway transport have either come to a halt due to strikes or have been impacted to different degrees," the advisory said. "Some shops have closed. Presently, impacted areas include: Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Patna in Bihar, Allahabad and Varanasi in UP, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa etc.," it said.
"The Chinese Embassy in India would like to alert the Chinese citizens about this and request them to confirm their itinerary with related agencies to avoid delays. At the same time, during this period, they should be careful about personal safety and safeguard their personal belongings," it said.
The advisory also comes as a shock to the Indian officials in Beijing as China has never put up such advisories against India in the past on their website.