All-India truck, bus strike paralyses transportation

The industry has demanded that diesel be brought under the ambit of GST and tax structures like the e-way bill should be simplified.

ANS
New Delhi/ Mumbai, Publish Date: Jul 21 2018 12:40AM | Updated Date: Jul 21 2018 12:40AM
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Transportation services across the country were severely impacted on Friday as private bus and truck operators began an indefinite strike to press for their various demands, including a reduction in diesel prices.

According to the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), transportation services to and from ports, refineries and industrial units have been stopped. 

"After the inconclusive talks with Nitin Gadkari (Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways) and Piyush Goyal (Union Minister for Finance), the transport fraternity of India proceeded with indefinite suspension of transport operations nationwide," AIMTC Secretary General Naveen Kumar Gupta told IANS.

The industry has demanded that diesel be brought under the ambit of GST and tax structures like the e-way bill should be simplified.

At present, the main transport fuel -- diesel -- constitutes nearly 60 per cent of the overall operations cost of the industry. 

The strike is expected to hike the prices of essential commodities and impact inter-state travel.

 

 

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