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January 12, 2009

Truckers' nationwide strike ends

The eight day long strike of the transporters finally ended on Monday. The tough stand of the government forced the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) to succumb.

The transporters returned to work after a gap of over a week. The strike had hit the supply of commodities across the country. Prices of vegetables had risen steeply all over the country due to the strike.

The transporters had been warned and several state governments had invoked ESMA (Essential Services Maintenance Act) on the striking transporters.The Minister for Road Transport TR Balu announced that the strike has been called off.

He said that a high-power committee had been formed to look into the demands of the transporters. Balu thanked the Transporters Ministers of various states who had converged in New Delhi, at a meeting today.

TIH Bureau


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