Sand supply hit as strike enters third day

The State government has not yet addressed the issue, said B Channa Reddy, the president of the Federation of Karnataka Lorry Owner’s Association.

Demands of sand truckers include legalising permit issue by the Department of Mines and Geology, identifying sand quarrying sites and stopping of alleged harassment, seizure of trucks and levy of double fine by the Motor Vehicles Department that has been reimposed five months back, after its withdrawal in 1997.

Meet on Wednesday

Meanwhile, Federation of Karnataka State Lorry Owners and Agents Association (FKSLOAA) President G R Shanmugappa said that following Transport Minister R Ashok’s promise that their demands will be looked into issue, the Association will wait and watch before taking a decision to take part in the strike.

“A meet has been convened on Wednesday to discuss our future course of action,” he said.
The strike, called by the Federation of Karnataka Lorry Owner’s Association, began on Saturday. Supply of sand has been affected severely due to the ongoing strike by the truckers.

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