Commuters affected as Transport Unions go on nationwide strike

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A nationwide transport strike announced by the All India Motor Transport Organisation on Tuesday is expected to affect normal life in several states across the country. The strike was announced to oppose the proposed Motor Vehicle (MV) Amendment Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha and is now awaiting the Rajya Sabha’s nod. The transporters also demanded the removal of hike in insurance premium and restricting the price hike in petroleum products.

Office travelers and students faced a distressing time because of the strike. The transportation of goods and other essential commodities would also get affected.

Kerala commuters faced trouble in commuting on Tuesday morning as Vehicles, including private buses, auto rickshaws, taxis, freight vehicles and most of the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses are on two-day strike. 

Due to Nationwide strike, Haryana Roadways State Transport would be witnessing a one-day strike and in Bhubaneswar too, buses and heavy vehicles will stay off the roads.

The nation-wide strike called by All India Road Transport Organisation has been supported by various organizations like AITUC, CITU, INTUC, among others. This is the second time that the road transport unions have called a strike against the proposed amendments.