By: Maharashtra

On Monday, more than 70% of the approximately 1.20 lakh trucks, tempos, and containers in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) were not in operation. The anticipated three-day strike is expected to disrupt fuel distribution and adversely affect the supply of fruits and vegetables in the upcoming days.

Mumbai : Nationwide strikes have been initiated by truckers, taxi, and bus operators in Mumbai against the recently passed Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, objecting to the ₹7 lakh penalty and 10-year jail term for hit-and-run cases. The All India Motor Transport Congress argues that these yet-to-be-enforced provisions could result in unwarranted harassment and should be reconsidered.

Navi Mumbai, India : Transportation sector workers in Navi Mumbai, India, staged a strike opposing the revised Motor Vehicle Act. This legislation introduces a severe consequence of either a 10-year imprisonment or a Rs. One lakh fine for those implicated in a road accident at Kalamboli Circle.

More than 70% of the approximately 1.20 lakh trucks, tempos, and containers in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) stayed inactive on Monday. The ongoing three-day strike is expected to disrupt fuel distribution and affect the supply of fruits and vegetables in the upcoming days.

In response to the recent strike in Gujarat, Mukesh Dave, the president of the Akhil Gujarat Truck Transport Association, assured that they are actively engaging with the government to resolve the matter. He expressed confidence in reaching an amicable solution and clarified that the implementation of the law won’t be immediate. The strike, involving around 40% of commercial vehicles, was initiated by truck drivers independently, not by any truck owners’ association. Parshuram Katke from the Maharashtra Truck Owners Association echoed these concerns, emphasizing the need for the government to consider diverse stakeholders’ perspectives in law drafting to prevent disruptions in the trucking industry.