7,500 vans keep off roads in Coimbatore district, Auto Information, Automobilnews
COIMBATORE: Greater than 7,500 vans stayed off the highway in Coimbatore district on Thursday in help of the nation-wide one-day strike known as to oppose the amended Motor Automobiles Act and demand the Union authorities to withdraw the identical. In addition they warned that if the brand new penalty system was carried out,it will result in improve in charges of important commodities charges and have an effect on the financial system.Round 2,500 – 3,000 vans from Coimbatore Lorry House owners Affiliation stayed off the highway. Affiliation president KS Kaliyaperumal and secretary N Murugesan advised media individuals that the vans used to move greens to Kerala and engineering items to Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and few different states.
The Union authorities carried out the amended MV Act and as per the modification, the penalty for site visitors violations has been elevated many folds and it will have an effect on all the transport sector.
“The truck drivers are on demand now. When the truck drivers approached the break inspectors or regional transport officers for renewal of their licenses, the drivers are suggested to attend for few extra weeks to resume their licenses because the Union authorities has been bringing some norms.
So, the transport business has been affected because of drivers’ scarcity. In the meantime, the Union authorities introduced the amended MV Act and it will have an effect on the transport business badly. So, we participated within the strike,” Kaliyaperumal stated.He stated because of the strike, Rs 20 crore price enterprise has been affected in Coimbatore district and Rs 5 crore price enterprise within the metropolis.
M Jebasas from Pollachi Lorry truck owoners’ affiliation stated round 4,000 vans from Pollachi stayed off the highway .