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Jul 19, 2018
11:46PM

Nationwide truckers strike begins tomorrow

Millions of truckers from across the country are set to go on an indefinite strike from tomorrow, demanding a slew of actions from government, including lowering diesel prices and toll fees. 
Unionised truckers claim over 9.3 million members and the strike was announced on 17th of  May. Officials said, the government is engaged in last ditch efforts to persuade truckers in the highly road transport concentrated economy not to go ahead with their call.

Bal Malkit Singh, chairman of the All-India Motor Transport Congress core committee said the union held a meeting with Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari but that was inconclusive.  
 
Mr Singh said truckers will stop rolling from 0600 hrs tomorrow and pegged the likely daily loss at 4,000 crore rupees for them. He said truckers key demands include reduction in Central and state taxes by getting diesel under the GST so that price of the deregulated commodity can be reduced.

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