Protesting truckers want Centre to cut fuel prices

More trucks pulled to the side of the road as a strike called by a section of lorry owners entered the third day, though the supply of goods remained largely unaffected as members of another section have continued the service. 

The All India Confederation of Goods Vehicle Owners’ Associations led by B Channa Reddy had called the strike from June 18 onwards to protest against rising fuel prices, third-party insurance costs and other issues.

A meeting planned for Wednesday evening to decide on the next course of action was deferred.

“We will meet on Thursday afternoon to take a decision,” Reddy said.

Meanwhile, the number of trucks that joined the strike seemed to have gone up on Wednesday, affecting the movement of
goods in Malur, Doddaballapur, Gaukribidanur Nelamangala and in the Whitefield Goods Shed.  In North Karnataka, lorry owners’ associations in Hubballi, Ballari, Gadag and other places refused to end the
strike. 

Truckers are demanding the government’s immediate intervention to control fuel prices and rising costs of services like third-party
insurance.

 

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