K'taka trucks to go off roads from Sep 30

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Bangalore, Sep 29 (UNI) In the backdrop of the Karnataka High Court directing the state government to make compulsory installation of speed governors on all commercial transport vehicles, the Federation of Goods Truck Associations has threatened to launch an indefinite strike from midnight of September 30.

Speaking to reporters here, the Federation Secretary Tempo Babu demanded the state government to submit a review petition in the High Court and write to the Centre the difficulty in implementing the court order.

He said the members coming under the umbrella of the Federation would go on an indefinite strike from September 30 midnight and all goods vehicles would stop plying from that date. There would be chaos as under the court order, no commercial transport vehicle could enter into the state without fitting a speed governor, he said.

He said such an order would not be feasible to be implemented in just one state when there is no such rule pan India.

"This state government should appeal to the High Court over the difficulty in implementing the order and also seek intervention by the Centre. This (the case in High court) is the handiwork of some vested interests who want to sell the speed governors at exorbitant rate in the state, while it costs just one third of the price for the same equipment in Delhi," he said.

Replying to a question, he said that even the truck owners of neighbouring States whose trucks enter Karnataka, have decided to support the agitation and not to bring their truck inside the State.

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