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India truckers end 8-day strike after meeting with Government

Staff Writer | July 28, 2018
Indian truckers ended their eight-day strike after the government agreed to consider most of the demands set forth by the transporters.
Indian truckers strike ends
Asia   “Government has given us hope”
“Government has given us hope, that though not immediately, diesel prices may reduce by five rupees to six rupees a liter in a couple of months,” Kultaran Singh Atwal, chairman of All India Motor Transport Congress said in New Delhi.

The strike called by the All India Motor Transport Congress, which affected about 9 million goods carriers, was over a reduction in diesel prices and rationalization of taxes.

“The government looks forward to working with the entire transport industry,” Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said via a Twitter post today. The government has had discussions on problems related to Goods and Services Tax and other taxation-related issues, Goyal said in a tweet.

The government will put in place a mechanism within six months to ensure seamless movement of transport vehicles across toll plazas with the help of technology, according to a transport ministry statement tweeted by Goyal.


 

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