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Delhi's ambulance service bodies lend support to Har brethren

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Delhi Ambulance Service Association and All India Ambulance Welfare Association have extended their support to a strike called by private ambulance operators in Haryana who are protesting against the state's decision to hike registration fee for new ambulances and impose passengers and goods tax on them.

Around 2500 private ambulances in Haryana have gone on indefinite strike since February 8 posing inconvenience to patients.

Rasheed Ahmed, spokesperson for Delhi Ambulace Service Association, said, "We have extended support to the private ambulance operators in Haryana who are protesting against imposition of passengers and goods tax on them by the state government."

"Registration fee for new ambulances in Haryana was hiked from one per cent to six per cent which is unjustified. So, they have gone on strike," Rasheed said.

He further said that if their demands are not met, private ambulance service providers of the national capital may also join the strike.

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First Published: Wed, February 10 2016. 22:13 IST