All India truckers strike against GST begins
A 36 hour nation wide strike starting today has begun. Truck owners and operators are protesting against the disruptive policies under Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demanded the inclusion of diesel in the new indirect tax's ambit.
Supplies of commodities including food are likely to be affected due to the proposed token strike. The post GST scenario has critically impaired the transport trade. The leadership of All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) and other transport associations have proclaimed the two day token nationwide strike starting from 8 a.m. of October 9 (Monday) to 8 p.m. of October 10. We also support this," Calcutta Goods Transport Association (CGTA) President Prabhat Kumar Mittal told reporters.