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On four final bidders assurance Transporters call off strike at JNPT

On the assurance given by the new selected transporters that they will not proceed with their work till the Supreme Court decides on the petition brought by the striking truckers’ associations, the transporters called off the strike.

Protesting against the new DPD system for cargo transportation and also against the appointment of four transporters on five routes by tender the Truckers at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust had gone on strike from May 9. They said that the system apart from creating monopoly will render them jobless.

“The strike was called off from Saturday night,” said Pravin Paithankar, President of the Maharashtra Heavy Vehicle and Inter-State Container Operators’ Association, one of the agitating associations. “The four transporters have given an assurance not to ply their vehicles or proceed with the work till the Supreme Court decides on the matter,” Paithankar said adding that the port authorities will find a solution to the problem in the meeting to be held next day.

 JNPT Chairperson Neeraj Bansal also has said, according to the media report, that the “DPD tender is not off. The transporters want more discussion. The trade in the port has started now.”


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