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.
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.”