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Truck operators go on 2-day strike

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

operators across the country today started two-day against the GST, high diesel prices and harassment on roads, according to the All Motor Transport (AIMTC).

"We have launched two-day 'chakka jam' (strike) from today morning as we had announced. Transporters all over the country are up in the arms against GST, diesel prices, harassment of operators and corruption on roads and toll policies," said Bal Malkit Singh, chairman of the core committee of

In Mumbai, truck-operators would be staging a sit-in at Mankhurd check-post today, he said.

Trucks were seen off the roads in the city since morning, with most transport vehicles parked near check posts on highways.

Singh claimed that several other transporter bodies have supported the If it caused inconvenience to people, the should be held responsible, he said.

Over 93 lakh operators and other transporters in the country are suffering "huge losses and harassment" due to "suffocative policies" of the government, and all of them were on today, he said.

"This is our token strike, and if the does not do the needful, we will call an indefinite after Diwali," he said.

Federation of Bombay Motor Transport Operators, Bombay Transport Cooperative Consumers Society, Maharashtra Tanker Lorry Owners Association are also taking part in the strike, he said.

"It is high time the rationalised taxes on diesel and reduce its prices in line with the international market. Diesel must be brought under the ambit of to bring uniformity of pricing across the country, and the prices should be revised on quarterly basis," Singh said.

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First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 14:48 IST