Patna: Most commercial vehicles are likely
to go off roads in the state from midnight today, as the Bihar
Motor Transport Federation (BMTF) has called for an indefinite
strike to press for revocation of "draconian" provisions under
the `Damage to Property Act`, 1984.
"We have called the indefinite strike of transporters
from midnight today," BMTF General Secretary Uday Prasad Singh
"Most of the provisions that are being implemented in
Bihar linking it to the Motor Vehicles Act are draconian in
nature...making transporters, drivers and their commercial
vehicles liable for punishment with imprisonment of up to five
years," Singh alleged.
Over six lakh commercial vehicles, trucks, buses, other
major road carriers and tempos would go off the roads across
the state, he claimed.