In Bengaluru, BMTC buses stayed of the roads. However, autorickshaws were seen plying in less numbers. In Mumbai and Kolkata the taxis stayed off the roads.
Here are all the latest news updates:
9.22 pm: Bharat bandh has marginal or inconsequential impact: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
7.55 pm: Business chambers pegged the loss to the economy at a staggering Rs 25,000 crore and said such "disruptive" actions can hit India's image as an attractive business destination.
7.30 pm: Life was disrupted in Goa in the wake of an all-India strike called by trade unions and transport associations.
7.00 pm: The central trade unions' day-long strike evoked mixed response in Uttar Pradesh.
6.45 pm: The banking and financial sector in Mumbai was nearly crippled as over a million bank employees across the country joined the nationwide strike by trade unions.
6.30 pm: The nation-wide general strike by central trade unions today paralysed normal life in Odisha which saw disruption of transport, banking and business operations.
6.20 pm: Left parties congratulate the protesters for staging "one of the biggest" demonstrations of working class against Centre's alleged anti-labour policies.
6.15 pm: About 2,200 workers of employees union and staff and workers federation unions of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) participated in strike.
6.10 pm: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's office says the attendance in the state secretariat was 21.48 percent.
6.00 pm: "By and large there is no problem in coal production if there is any setback it would be a few lakh tonnes and I already have 40 million tonnes of coal at pitheads. I do not think there is going to be much of an impact of strike", Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal tells reporters.
5.45 pm: Banks in Rajasthan suffered a business loss of Rs 10,000 crore as a result of today's nationwide strike
5.40 pm: "It has been an unprecedented strike of millions of workers at the call of central trade unions. All sectors of the economy were affected," a joint statement by the unions said.
5.30 pm: In Gujarat, nearly 30,000 bank employees, comprising clerical staff and peons, did not report to work which affected clearing and cash transactions.
5.00 pm: "About 50 per cent of the production has been hit as in most of the mines, there is attendance by 50 per cent workers", Coal India Director Personnel, R Mohan Das says.
4.30 pm: In Jharkhand, there are three coal Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) -- CCL, Bharat Coking Coal Limited and Eastern Coalfield Limited. Production was hit in all the three coal PSUs.
4.00 pm: In West Bengal, nearly 200 persons arrested from different parts of the state and clashes occurred at some places between the Left and Trinamool workers.
3.30 pm: "It seems just as the Britishers wanted to benefit the East India Company at the expense of millions of labourers of this country, the Modi government wants to benefit 5-6 crony businessmen friends of this government", Congress party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi tells reporters.
3.00 pm: Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) has estimated a loss of Rs.25,000 crore to the economy due to the all-India strike.
2.45 pm: Trade Union's nation-wide strike: protests in Srinagar, and Ahmedabad
2.12 pm: Trade Union's nation-wide strike: Clash between protesters and the police in Kolkata
12.25 pm: Trade unions' nation-wide strike: AIDWA & DYFI protest in Chennai, protesters block railway track.
11.38 am: Trade Unions' nation-wide strike: Clash between TMC & CPIM workers in Murshidabad (West Bengal)
11.28 am: Clashes erupt in West Bengal between protesters and police officials.
11.15 am: Public and private transport hit in Kerala, public service commission exam postponed.
9.55 am: Trade unions' nation-wide strike: Clash between auto rickshaw drivers in Delhi
9.13 am: Trade unions' nation-wide strike observed in Khammam, Telangana
9.08 am: Long route trains are not arriving at Howrah station. Private buses are not running in West Bengal.
8.45 am: Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh): Trade unions observe nation-wide strike over NDA's proposed changes in Labor laws