Taxi strike in Kolkata on Wed
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 22:36
Kolkata: The Bengal Taxi Association has called a one day token strike here tomorrow demanding a hike of Rs six over the existing fare.

"We are going on a token one-day strike from midnight tonight to midnight tomorrow," President of the Bengal Taxi Association, Bimal Guha, told PTI.

He said Transport Minister Ranjit Kundu had requested a fortnight's time on the Association's demands for which a token strike had been called.

The Association would till the July 30 and if the demands were not met by the government till then, an indefinite strike would be called, Guha said.

The Progressive Taximen's Association, however, said it would not join the strike.

President of the Association Madan Mitra, a Trinamool Congress leader, said his organisation would not participate in the strike as it would inconvenience the people and appealed to other associations not to go on strike.


First Published: Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 22:36

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