BGTA increases the transportation cost of essential commodities by 20 per cent

Bombay Goods Transport Association (BGTA) has decided to implement the same by June 1, 2018. This decision has been taken due to the increase in fuel prices.


The constant hike in petrol and diesel prices has been affecting the common man,  and after the government made a move on the same, Bombay Goods Transport Association (BGTA) has now decided to increase the transportation cost of essential commodities by 20 per cent.

BGTA's Join Secretary Amey Bhor informed Mumbai Live that this increase will be effective from June 1. If this hike is implemented, people’s budget will increase with the hike in the prices of essential commodities from food grains, vegetables to medicines.

Due to the increase in petrol and diesel prices, organisations have started protests and strikes against the same. The price of petrol in Mumbai on Friday was 85.65 per litre and diesel was being sold at Rs 73.20 per litre.

Due to this diesel hike, the financial burden to carry out cargo ships has increased. In addition, the cost of maintenance of car spare parts has also increased. Considering all these factors, the decided to increase the goods and transportation cost by 20 to 30 percent was taken.

The federation held an important meeting on Friday to cover this extra cost and Bhor said that the increase in Mumbai cargo rates by 20 per cent has been decided.

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