Published On : Sat, Oct 3rd, 2015

Truckers maintain ‘halt’ even on 3rd day of their strike


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Delhi/ Nagpur: As the nation-wide strike by transporters continues even on its third day, the supply of goods has been affected in various parts of the country. The truckers are demanding abolition of toll system while government is not budging at all to consider their demand, informed media reports.

The top body of transporters, All India Motor Transporters Congress (AIMTC), which has called nation-wide indefinite strike, has spared supply/ transportation of essential commodities like milk, vegetables and medicines.

According to reports, goods-supply is affected in states, like, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Punjab, Bihar, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. AIMTC president Bhim Wadhava said, they would stage peaceful ‘dharna’ at Jantar-Mantar in the national capital until their demand for ‘Toll Barrier Mukt Bharat’ (Toll Free India) is met with by the government.

He further said, “We are not against toll, but our demand is to make it annual-patterned. The electronic toll collection system, as has been committed by government, is not practicable.”