General Trucking Strike Called for Much of Southern India
General trucking strike called for much of Southern India 2017-03-31
Amid bickering in truckers’ associations, an indefinite strike in the southern states is expected to begin on March 30 to highlight various demands, including a cut in third party premium that has been increased by 50 per cent. Private buses, lorries, taxis and maxi cabs are expected to stop plying on the roads in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andra Pradesh, Telangana and Pondicherry from 06.00 AM of March 30.
The South India Motor Transport Association (SIMTA) gave the strike call after a meeting in Chennai on March 11. Sources said differences with the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) spurred SIMTA to announce the strike despite the fact that the all-India body had already called for a similar agitation from April 20.
Notable among the demands put forth by SIMTA are rationalizing fee collection at toll plazas on national highways, doing away with toll in plazas where the capital amount had been recovered and revoking the increase in Value Added Tax on petrol and diesel in Tamil Nadu.
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Source: Mangalore Today News & The New Indian Express
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