Madhya Pradesh truckers plan 2nd strike, Auto Information, Automobilnews
INDORE: Not in a temper to budge from their demand of discount in diesel costs and tax waiver for the lockdown interval, transporters of Madhya Pradesh have sought help from truckers throughout the nation to go on an indefinite strike.Transporters underneath the aegis of All India Motor Transport Congress and Indore Truck Operators and Transport Affiliation, stated the fraternity is drafting a technique to take ahead the protest and plan to go for an additional spherical of strike inside 15-30 days, if the federal government fails to satisfy their demand.
A gaggle of transporters had met the transport minister of Madhya Pradesh and transport commissioner on Thursday after which they had been assured to return to some decision inside a fortnight.
Vijay Kalra, vp, All India Motor Transport Congress (West Zone), stated, “Transport minister has assured us to convey our demand to the chief minister. Our members are assembly to plan a technique and if nothing occurs in one other 15 days to amonth then we’ll go for an indefinite strike.” Truckers of Madhya Pradesh had gone on a three-day strike from August 10 to August 12 to press their demand for shutting down test posts in border areas alleging extortion, discount in diesel costs, waiver of products and highway tax for the lockdown interval and Covid-19 insurance coverage for truck drivers. Transporters have additionally urged the state authorities to permit fee of lifetime tax on autos in quarterly installments as in opposition to a compulsory single fee choice. They’ve additionally demanded waiving off the penalty on late fee of highway tax for lockdown interval.
Kalra stated, “Vans had been out of enterprise within the lockdown interval with zero income however regardless of this the federal government is levying penalty on late fee of highway tax. The necessary single installment for lifetime tax can also be a giant hurdle because of which truckers desire to buy autos from exterior the state.” Transporters have referred to as a gathering with their nationwide counterparts on Saturday. C L Mukati, president, Indore Truck Operators and Transport Affiliation stated, “Truckers aren’t in a position to survive because of the hunch in enterprise and on the highest of this spike in diesel costs has made the whole lot so costly.”
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