Lorry drivers to go on strike over fuel prices

  Written by : Suryaa Desk Updated: Fri, Jul 20, 2018, 01:26 PM

Lorry drivers are set to undertake an indefinite strike in Telangana, starting from Friday. Nearly two lakh goods-carrying trucks will go on strike against the increase in fuel prices along with a range of other demands raised by truck associations.

The strike was called in regard to the nationwide protest call given by the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) and is likely to continue until an amicable conclusion is arrived upon between the government and the association. 

The lorry drivers are also demanding the reduction of toll prices which are exorbitantly charged even when trucks move empty. Last month, a section of truckers under goods vehicles umbrella body All India Confederation of Goods Vehicles Owners Association went on an indefinite nationwide strike, protesting hike in diesel prices and other issues.