Bhopal: All India Motor Transport Congress has decided to go on a three-day strike accross the country from August 10 with four main demands. The strike was called with the consent of all office-bearers, including AIMTC Delhi president Kultaran Singh Atwal and Pradesh West zone president Vijay Kalra.
According to sources covid and lock down have hit the transport business badly. Illegal money collection at RTO check post is unbearable, there fore RTO check post shall be abolished. Increasing diesel price is also a reason of concern for all transporters. AIMTC also demanded exemption from road tax for six month and covid insurance benifit to all truck drivers.
AIMTC state vice-president Ajay Sharma said the decision was taken at the meeting with the consent of all the workers that if our four demands were not met, we would close all transports for three days from August 10 to 12, along with traffic jams.
4-5 lakh trucks, all small commercial vehicles including buses will not be able to run in the region including Bhopal. The Corona-born situation has put the transport industry in crisis. Though transporters have been working consistently to move the wheel of indian economy. But in this critical situation government has not come forward to help them. As a last option not AIMTC has decided to go on three days strike.