New Delhi, Aug 6: The nationwide transport strike called by the trade unions and small business units on August 7 may virtually paralyse normal life across the country.
Kerala buses, taxi to stay off the roards
Vehicles, including private and KSRTC buses, will stay off the roads in Kerala on Tuesday, as part on Tuesday as part of the all-India motor vehicle strike called by the All- India Co-ordination Committee of Road Transport Workers Organisations.
This is the second all-India strike being held against the promulgation of certain provisions in the amendments bill.
Along with public transport vehicles, school buses, goods carriers, autorickshaws, and taxis will stay off the roads.
Karnataka- KSRTC to ply normally, Cab services to hit
The employees of transport corporations in Karnataka have have withdrawn their decision to stage a protest in Bengaluru against the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2017. However, private taxi services, including Ola, Uber have extended support to the strike.
The workers have decided to strike work against the "retrograde provisions" of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill as well as the continuous rise in the prices of petroleum products.
Telangana- Auto services to be hit
In response to the call, Telangana State Auto Drivers Joint Action Action Commiitee has decided to support the strike. A notice in this issue has been sent to the Transport Commissioner saying that all would participate in the strike.
What is Motor Vehicles Act
The Motor Vehicles Act Bill, if it is passed in parliament, proposes to allow private players to enter the public transport arena in a big way. The proposed law also allows the Centre to take away certain powers of the state governments.