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Truck operators' strike affects transportation of goods in AP

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati 

The transportation of goods remained suspended as truckers began a two-day token strike in today protesting the double-taxation under

The truckers have also been demanding that diesel be brought under the purview of the Goods and Services (GST) or a uniform pricing system be introduced across the country.


The truckers were forced to pay twice whenever they purchased a new truck or sold an old one, Lorry Owners Association's general secretary Y V Easwar Rao told PTI.

Also, the e-way bill/ invoicing system for multiple consignments under was leading to undue harassment of truckers in the name of enforcement, he said.

"The price of diesel is another main issue as it is currently out of It should either be brought under or the should ensure a uniform price across the states," Rao demanded.

The strike was a part of the nationwide call given by All Motor Transport Congress.

Consequently, all bookings and deliveries of goods in the state have been stopped for two days as trucks remained off roads, he added.

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First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 16:28 IST
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