Lorries go on strike from 20th July
Lorry owners declared an indefinite strike from 20th July protesting against price increase of diesel. At this situation, Unions belonging to Land Transport System announced to go on strike on 7th August protesting Motor vehicle Act.
All India Motor Transport Congress declared country wide strike from 20th July on various demands including price of diesel are to be fixed once in 3 months. Due to this proposal, lorry booking has been stopped yesterday on 15th July Sunday. At this regard, Secretary of State Lorry Owner’s Union, Dhanraj stated that strike is said to be conducted on 20th July. Consultative and review meeting are to be conducted through state for this purpose.
Executive member committee of All India Motor Congress, Chennakesavan stated that lorry strike is all set scheduled to start on 6.00 AM on 20th July. Around 68 Lakh vehicles at All India Level and 4.50 lakh vehicles at the state of Tamil Nadu are all set to participate. In the case strike starts at Rs 10000 crores worth goods on All India basis and Rs 3000 crores of goods at the state of Tamil Nadu to be remained stagnated. Lorry owners in Tamil Nadu to stand and to lose daily rent of about Rs 6 crores while more than 25 Lakh workers will lose their jobs.