Representatives of the All India Motor Transport Congress and State Lorry Owners' Federation on Friday assured Transport Minister K.N. Nehru that they would not go on strike on Monday in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
This followed an understanding between the two parties. While the government told the representatives of the organisations that necessary advice would be issued to the Police department to accept complaints of robberies, irrespective of the jurisdiction, the organisations agreed to the government position that no relaxation was possible on the educational qualification for securing driving licence. The authorities also told the industry that special teams would be formed to act against goondas' menace near check posts of Gummidipoondi and Hosur.
A system of providing separate registration numbers to lorries would be followed, as done in Karnataka.
G.R. Shanmugappa and Nallathampi, leaders of the AIMTC and the Federation, participated.