All India Motor Transport Congress on Tuesday threatened that truckers will go on an indefinite strike from August 1 in Southern India to protest the hike in diesel prices and the government’s toll policy.
“Representatives of Southern India Motor Transport Association (SIMTA) have decided to stop operations from midnight of August 1, 2010, and All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) will also join SIMTA if no action is taken by the government,” the transporters’ body said in a statement here. SIMTA is part of the all India body.
The opposition NDA and the Left parties had called for a Bharat bandh on July 5 to protest the recent hike in fuel prices.
Following the hike last month, petrol, diesel and kerosene rates have gone up by Rs 3.50, Rs 2 and Rs 3 a litre, respectively.