With just a few days to head for Deepavali, truckers went on a day token strike from Monday affecting the transportation of goods throughout the State. Nearly 3 lakh of the 4.5 lakh Lorries operated in Tamil Nadu stayed off the roads, consistent with lorry operators.
Several lorry operators associations took element inside the national strike referred to as through the All India Motor Transport Congress to oppose the Goods and Service Tax, escalating gasoline rate and exorbitant toll expenses. P.V. Subramani, Vice President (South Zone) stated, “Cargo movement across the State has been affected. Lorries transporting important commodities are not part of this token strike. We plan to head on an indefinite strike if the Union Ministry of Surface Transport does now not maintain talks with us.”
Arrivals to Koyambedu wholesale market, Chennai, had been no longer affected as lorries brought in daily deliver.