Bhubaneswar, October 5: The nationwide truckers strike entered its fifth day today amid a continued deadlock between the agitating apex truckers body AIMTC and the government, affecting movement of goods in various parts of the country.
Representatives of All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), which is demanding scrapping of the present toll system, were to meet Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari later in the evening today to find a solution.
Meanwhile, taking the advantage of the nationwide truckers strick the traders of Odisha have started black marketing and increasing the prices of the essential commodities which includes vegetables, egg, fish etc which have ultimately burdened the pockets of the consumers.
AIMTC claims the cumulative loss to the truckers in five days would be about Rs 7,500 crore while the loss to the government could be more than Rs 50,000 crore.
It boasts of having 87 lakh trucks and 20 lakh buses and tempos across the country under its fold.