The truckers’ body, All India Motor Transport Congress has called for a nationwide indefinite transport strike from July 20 as it said that the government has failed to address their demands.
Mr P V Subramani, Vice President South Zone AIMTC said the immediate issues to be addressed are reduction in diesel prices nationally, making Toll barrier free India, transparency and reduction in third party insurance premium, abolition of TDS, rationalization of presumptive income in sec 44AE of IT ACT and E way Bill operational issues, national permit for buses and tourist vehicles and abolition of direct port delivery (DPD) scheme and streamlining of port congestion said AIMTC.
Many representations had been made earlier to the government but the government seems to be taking the transport trade for granted and has only given false assurances Mr Subramani said. Abnormal delay in payments, operators incurring high interest cost on working capital raised at high rates is leading to back breaking scenario, he added.
At a meeting held in Chennai on July 5 the AIMTC Chairman Kultaran Singh Aitwal, Chennai Goods Transport Association Secretary Sanjay Nagpal, AIMTC Vice President South Zone P V Subramani, Chennai Goods Transport Association Treasurer Balakrishnan several members of the association and transport associations affiliated with AIMTC participated.