Sand lorries go on strike; construction works to be hit

Sand lorries go on strike; construction works to be hit

Operators protesting against hike in penalty amount

Mysore City Local Lorry Owners Association president B Kodandaramu told Deccan Herald the strike has become inevitable with the government hiking the fine up to Rs one lakh.  In addition to this, the sand policy remains far from being  implemented in the district owing to some reasons.

Earlier too
When a similar strike was launched a few months ago, medical education and district in-charge minister S A Ramdas had promised to bring into effect the new sand policy.

However, it has still remained a promise without any further progress. The district alone has nearly 1,000 lorries transporting sand only, while similar number of lorries transport other construction  materials like jelly stones and bricks. Bigger sites avail their services to transport iron too.

Most of the lorries have stopped plying since Thursday morning, while the remaining will stay off roads when the goods is unloaded.

Following the strike, the lorries were seen parked in the terminal off Mysore- Nanjangud road, where the association members staged a symbolic protest.

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