Transporters Calls For Chakka Jam, Protest Against GST & Diesel Price Hike

Transporters Calls For Chakka Jam, Protest Against GST & Diesel Price Hike

Transporters Calls For Chakka Jam, Protest Against GST & Diesel Price Hike

According to Bal Malkit Singh, chairman of the core committee of AIMTC, the strike was called to protest against the confusion caused due to GST-related rules, diesel prices, harassment of truck operators and corruption on roads and toll policies.

Supporting the truckers' body, which represents around 93 lakh truckers and 50 lakhs other operators across the country, All India Transporters Welfare Association (AITWA) is also backing the strike.

Mittal said, "implementation of GST had put coercive registration and unnecessary compliances by truckers and transporters".

Summary: Booking and delivery services for parcels and goods were called off by the State's lorry owners, in solidarity with and support to the two-day nationwide strike by the All India Motor Transport Congress starting Monday. The sales of used business attract GST leading to double taxation in government.

"The post GST scenario has critically impaired the transport trade".

AITWA president Pradeep Singhal stated that the government failed to give any clarification on national sales tax GST to transporters.

They also say that their protest is against "disruptive policies" under the GST regime.

Sources said while 75 per cent of the lorries from Chennai Goods Transport Association and AIMTC are now involved in the strike, 25 per cent of them in transit would join on Tuesday. "It should either be brought under GST or the government should ensure a uniform price across the states", Mr Rao demanded. He also suggested that the government should revise diesel prices on a quarterly basis instead of daily. Calling it a "suicidal move", transport dealers said that they are going on strike for two days despite making losses. Truck operators also demanded reduce fuel prices as diesel and toll charges account for almost 70 per cent of operating costs. "We also support this", Calcutta Goods Transport Association's President Prabhat Kumar Mittal had said.

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