Grain market traders up in arms

To observe strike tomorrow against proposed parking fee hike

Grain market traders up in arms

Chandigarh, September 20

Members of the Grain Market Association, Sector 26, have decided to observe a strike on September 22 against the proposed hike in parking fee.

Parking fee

  • Cycle rickshaw/rehri — Rs20 per day
  • Commercial vehicles — Rs50 to Rs250 per day with no provision for monthly passes
  • Their is provision for an yearly increase in the parking rates for the next four years

Ram Karan Gupta, president of the association, said business in the grain market had already been hit due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the proposal of the market committee to levy five times higher rates of parking this year in the parking tender on vehicles would be unfair and an additional burden on customers and others concerned. In protest against these “dictatorial diktats” of the market committee , the Grain Market Association has decided to observe a complete strike on Tuesday.

If the “arbitrary parking tender” is not withdrawn, the association would go in for an indefinite strike and rope in more traders from various markets. — TNS

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