DAINIK NATION BUREAU
The transportation of goods remained suspended today in the Uttarakhand as truckers stayed off the roads due to a symbolic strike called by the All India Motor Transport Congress, affecting business. Due to this reason price of perishable commodities including vegetable jumped in the state on Monday. Due to this reason price of tomato, which was being sold @ Rs 40-50 while it was mere Rs 20-30 per kg in retail market. They also said that if strike continue then again you will have to buy tomato @ Rs 80-100 per kg in retail
The truck operators across the country are on a two-day token strike against the Goods and Services Tax (GST), high diesel prices and harassment on roads. Around 1.5 lakh goods transport vehicles including trucks leave and enter Delhi-NCR each day. The operation was fully shut hitting around business worth Rs 4,000 crore,” said AIMTC chairman Kultaran Singh.
If the government fails to take any steps to redress the grievances of truck operators, an indefinite strike may be called after Diwali. We will hold a meeting of goods transporters across the country in Delhi after Diwali and take a decision on the future course of action. If we go on a strike, it will be an indefinite one,” Singh added.