Jamshedpur Truck Association to Start Indefinite Strike
The Telegraph reported that Jamshedpur Truck and Trailer Owners Association have called for a 'Chakka Jam' from August 10, in support of their various demands. Jamshedpur Truck and Trailer Owners Association Vice President Mr Hassan Khan said "The rise in diesel prices has led to a huge business loss for us. Diesel prices have crossed INR 95 in Jamshedpur while in several other states including neighbouring Bihar diesel prices have touched around INR 100. The hike in prices of diesel coupled with no increase in freight and transportation charges by our vendors has taken a heavy toll on our business. If such a situation continues many truck owners would be compelled to withdraw from the business.”
Movement of around 3000 heavy vehicles including trucks, trailers and dumpers will come to a grinding halt. There are about 2,000 operators who run their heavy vehicles for transporting steel metal, billets and TMT bars from Tata Steel and other companies to different parts of the country.