Truckers threaten to go on indefinite strike

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 21:29

New Delhi: All India Motor Transport
Congress Tuesday threatened that truckers will go on an
indefinite strike from August 1 in southern India to protest
the hike in diesel prices and the government`s toll policy.

"Representatives of Southern India Motor Transport
Association (SIMTA) have decided to stop operations from
mid-night of August 1, 2010, and All India Motor Transport
Congress (AIMTC) will also join SIMTA if no action is taken by
the government," the transporters` body said in a statement
here. SIMTA is part of the all-India body.

The opposition NDA and the Left parties had called for a
Bharat bandh on July 5 to protest the recent hike in fuel
prices.

Following the hike last month, petrol, diesel and
kerosene rates have gone up by Rs 3.50, Rs 2 and Rs 3 a litre,
respectively.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 21:29
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