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Truck Owners Strike In Odisha, Around 2 Lakh Truck Goes Off Road

Cuttack, October 1: Odisha Truck Owner Federation has extended its support to 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.

Around two lakh trucks in the state went off the roads to take part in the strike.

Addressing a press conference 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" here.

Sources said that around 87 lakh truck owners have joined the world-wide strike.

Among others AIMTC chairperson G.R.N Mugappa, former president O.P. Agrawala, Odisha Truck Owners' Federation General Secretary Rabinarayan Satpathy were present in the conference.

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