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LPG lorries to make token participation

The indefinite truckers’ strike that began on March 30 will continue and is likely to intensify as the State and Union governments are yet to resume talks with truckers to fulfill their demands. South India Motor Transport Association (SIMTA) general secretary GR Shanmugappa told reporters that petroleum and LPG tankers too would join the indefinite strike from Sunday.

LPG lorries to make token participation
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He made the statement after taking part in an emergency meeting with the representatives of truckers’ federations in the South Indian States on Saturday. “Goods worth Rs 15,000 crore have become stagnated as a majority of the (nearly 26 lakh) goods carriers in the six Southern States have taken part in the strike,” he said. 

Toll hike: 

While toll fees collection is a key issue against which the strike is underway, 20 of the 43 toll plazas in the State implemented the annual increase in the user fees from midnight on April 1. 


Shanmugappa condemned the State Government for failing to redress the local issues faced by truckers.


President of the Southern Region Bulk LPG Transport Operators Associations (SRBLPGTOA), M Ponnambalam told DTNext that they may extend support to the strike for a day and a decision will be taken at their executive committee meeting on Sunday. 

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