Transporters to go on strike on February 26

Amritsar, February 23

Transporters are up in arms against the Union Government for introducing e-way bill and increasing prices of petrol and diesel. On a call given by the All India Transporters’ Welfare Association (AITWA), local transporters have decided to observe strike on February 26.

Anandjit Singh, a transporter, said, “The new system would take away the liberty of shifting the material in transit in case the vehicle breaks down or is delayed for some reason.”

“At present, goods transport companies hold 65 per cent of the organised road transportation in the country.” He maintained that penalties for mistakes on tax paid material were increasing.

He said instead of increasing revenue from tax it would kill their business as the government was unable to prevent the rising prices of petrol and diesel which had further escalated daily operational costs. — TNS

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