Truckers on Thursday continued on an across the nationwide uncertain strike on the call of All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) to dissent against the present toll framework. Transporters went on uncertain strike after talks between the government and AIMTC assignment failed as the truckers association body said the offer of electronic-toll framework by December was not as usual. In any case, fundamental things like milk, vegetables and prescription have been kept off the strike’s domain.
Another truckers association AITWA has said that it is not going to participate in the strike. AIMTC is requesting scrapping of toll framework stating it as instrument of provocation and one-time installment of assessments other than rearrangements of TDS.
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari yesterday offered electronic-toll system container India by December to address their worries yet made it clear that scrapping of toll framework is impractical. On the other hand, AIMTC President Bhim Wadhwa said electronic toll framework offered by the Highways Minister is no arrangement as , E-tolling project undertaken by government is a fizzled idea indeed, even their pilot venture has been ruined. The collaborations banks like ICICI and Axis Bank too has removed itself from the task.
Wadhwa said one of their requests is TDS procurements on transport exchange to Pre-Finance Act 2015 and the Finance Arun Jaitley has guaranteed them to assemble a conference with Chairman, CBDT.
“The strike is likely to cause Rs 1,500 crore losses to truckers and over Rs 10,000 crore loss to government on a daily basis,” Wadhwa said.
All India Transport Welfare Association (AITWA) is reluctant to join the strike, Wadhwa said AIMTC was the zenith body and spoke to around 87 lakh trucks and 20 lakh transports and rhythms.