Protesters have warned of going on strike protesting the rising diesel prices and higher tax. The All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), the apex organization of transporters, said that diesel prices are continuously rising. Apart from this, high rates of tax, many things related to e-way bill and current policy of junk of vehicles etc. were discussed in the Governing Council of AIMTC.
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AIMTC claims to represent around 95 lakh truck drivers and about 50 lakh buses and tourist operators. The organization said in a statement that its national leadership has decided to issue a 14-day notice to the government to initiate the process towards resolution of the demands.
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The key demands include immediate reduction in diesel prices and discussion of issues with transporters before implementing the policy of uniformity, e-way bill and GST, and scraping of vehicles. The organization said that if the government does not do so, they will be forced to cease operations across the country.