TN transporters not to participate in strike

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on August 18, 2011

The Tamil Nadu Confederation of Surface Transports will not participate in the strike called by the truckers associations in South India, according to a press release from the federation.

The strike to start from midnight today has been called by the South India Motor Transport Welfare Association to protest the diesel price hike and hike in toll rates.

The release said the move follows a meeting of the federation representatives with the Chief Minister, Ms J. Jayalalithaa, who assured them that their representation will be considered.

Mr R. Sukumar, President of the confederation, said the State Government has agreed to look into issues relating to tolls, lorry parking and servicing facilities on highways, and procedures relating to issue of licences.

Following the assurance, the transport operators have decided not to participate in the strike, the release said.

The federation represents over 54 associations of operators with lorries, tankers, tippers, trailers, vans and cars, he said.

Published on August 18, 2011

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