Odisha truckers to skip 36-hour nationwide strike tomorrow

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Truckers to go on a 36 hour nationwide strike tomorrow
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Bhubaneswar: Truck owners in Odisha will not participate in the 36-hour nationwide strike from 8 AM tomorrow called by the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) and other transport associations demanding the inclusion of diesel under the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

A spokesperson for the All Odisha Truck Owners’ Association said there had been no communication in this regard from the AIMTC..

According to reports, the leadership of AIMTC and other transport associations declared a 36-hour nationwide strike, which would end at 8 PM on Tuesday, alleging that the post GST scenario had seriously affected the transport trade.

The associations also claimed that there was utter confusion, chaos and disruption due to varied policies under GST that are imposed on the road transport sector.

Transporters also demanded the revision of diesel prices should be done on a quarterly basis.


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