2L trucks of Odisha join truckers’ strike

Cuttack: Odisha Truckers’ body on Thursday joined the indefinite nation-wide strike called by All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) demanding scrapping of the present toll system and ‘one-time’ payment of taxes.

According to sources more than two lakh trucks from the State out of 87 lakh trucks across the country are taking part in the strike.

Addressing newsmen at a press conference in the city AIMTC president Bhim Wadhwa said after several unsuccessful discussions with the Central government we are forced to go for an indefinite stir.

The Centre will be responsible for the consequences due to the agitation, Wadhwa added.

Among others AIMTC chairperson G.R.N Mugappa, former president O.P. Agrawala, Odisha Truck Owners’ Federation general secretary Rabinarayan Satpathy were present.