All India Motor Transport (AIMTC), an apex body of transporters in the country has called the nationwide strike to protest against diesel hike. They are also objecting current toll collection policy, third-party insurance premium hike, alleged exploitation on roads, besides national permits for passenger vehicles.
The School Bus and Company Bus Owners Association of Maharashtra has also extended its support to the transport strike.
According to Raman Khosla president in charge of the Vahatuk Mahasangh, operators of essential commodities (milk, fruits, vegetables) can decide themselves whether to participate in the strike or not.
Previously, the All India Confederation of Goods Vehicle Owners Association (ACOGOA) had called a strike on the same issues on June 18, but did not receive good response.
Meanwhile, the State government’s decision of forming a seven-member committees led by collectors in every district will help in keeping the situation under control.