Transporters to go on a strike over increased diesel prices from July 20

The strike has received the support from more than 3,000 organisations in India with over 9.3 million trucks, tempo and 50 lakh buses and taxis participating in the strike

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In protest of a constant increase in diesel prices, uncontrollable toll expenses, practical problems with e-way bills, GST compliance and some other issues, transporters across the country will go on an indefinite strike on July 20. The strike is expected to disrupt supplies.

The All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), the umbrella organisation of transporters, has given the strike call. All state and district level associations would join the strike starting from 8:00 AM on Friday.

AIMTC had called for the strike two months ago. Transporters are forced to go ahead with the plan as nothing has been heard from the government yet. The strike has received the support from more than 3,000 organisations in India with over 9.3 million trucks, tempo and 50 lakh buses and taxis participating in the strike.

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The people protesting have demanded a uniform diesel rate, low vehicle insurance, school bus toll waiver, parking facilities in front of schools, suspension of all tolls around Mumbai and an easy access to the vehicle qualification certificate for school buses.

Though large transporters have the volume to support their operations, medium-sized transporters with 30-50 vehicles are facing the heat as their margins are dipping and survival is becoming difficult.


All transport services of India Motor Transport Congress Organization will go on an indefinite strike from today. The School Bus Association is also participating in the stir and hence, school buses will be closed for a day. Parents are requested to send their children to school in private conveyance.” - Anil Garg, President, School Bus Association

The cargo and passenger transport business has been experiencing financial distress. Increasing fuel prices and tolls have gone beyond brink. The enforcement of third party premium and unauthorized tax payers are a threat to the business. We will not revoke the agitation until our demands are met.”- Bal Malkit Singh, President, All India Motor Transport Congress Association

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