Truckers threaten to go on strike from April 20
According to SK Mittal, President, All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), the apex body representing the truck industry, Over 90 lakh trucks across the country will stop plying indefinitely from April 20 if the government fails to meet various demands of truckers’ by March 30.
Truckers want the proposed third-party insurance premium hike by Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority to be dropped and sought an urgent meeting with the government to clarify concerns of truckers on Goods and Services Tax, he said after the 203rd managing committee meeting of the AIMTC here.
Many issues affecting the transport industry were discussed at the meeting held here on Friday.
He said,“If the government does not meet our demands by March 30, we have no other alternative but to go for a nationwide indefinite strike from April 20.”
On third party insurance, Mittal said the Tariff Advisory Committee must be restored, as was earlier, by inducting representatives from the AIMTC. Real-time data should be provided in public domain on receipt and payment of third party claims, he said.
On GST, Mittal said the government has not responded to AIMTC’s request for providing clarifications on the likely impact of GST on the transport industry.
The government should also provide data on toll collection and amount spent on projects. Government should also agree for alternative toll collection methods already suggested by AIMTC, he said.
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