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Bengal truckers to join national indefinite strike from June 18

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Protesting against fuel price rise and third party premium hike, owners and operators in on Wednesday said they would join the all indefinite strike from June 18.

"In our meeting on Wednesday, all the districts' representatives supported the all indefinite strike from June 18 protesting against the diesel price rise and steep hike in third party premium," said Federation of Operators'

All Confederation of had already called for the indefinite strike on these two principal issues.

"Over 90 lakh trucks will be off the road from June 18 in India while in West Bengal, over 3.5 lakh trucks will not run," he said.

He said the Federation is also protesting police and Motor Vehicle Department officials' alleged excesses in the state.

The strike may cause rise in prices of perishable goods items due to supply constraint and exports to through Petrapole check point will likely be impacted.



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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 22:20 IST