Truck owners to go for state-wide stir against speed governor

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Bangalore, Feb 18 (UNI) Karnataka Lorry Owners and Agents Association protesting against the High Court order making installation of speed-governor compulsory for all commercial vehicles have decided to go on indefenite strike from February 22.

Talking to newsmen, Mr Shanmugham, President of the Association, said a decision to this effect was taken at a meeting held here today.

He said that if state government went ahead with the Order, all transport vehicles, would go off the roads from coming Friday. ''The transport operators Association of Southern states have expressed their solidarity with our agitation,'' he said.

Alleging that the state government had failed to convince the Karnataka High Court, which had issued a direction to ensure the implementation of the installation of speed governors, he said, ''We are not in a position to implement it. What will happen to thousands of transport vehicles coming from other states? This cannot be implemented in one or two states. It has to be uniform all over,'' he said.

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