Truckers threaten to go on indefinite strike
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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.


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

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