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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Hyderabad:  On Thursday as part of the nationwide indefinite strike by the truckers to protest against the present toll system, about 16 lakh trucks went off the roads in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Responding to the call given by All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), truck operators’ associations in both the Telugu states joined the strike, affecting the movement of goods.

However, essential commodities like milk, vegetables and medicine have been kept off the purview of the strike.

Movement of goods to Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Guntur and other major towns was badly affected by the strike.

AIMTC is demanding scrapping of toll system terming it a tool of harassment. It also rejected the government’s offer for electronic toll system by December. The truckers’ body is also demanding one-time payment of taxes besides simplification of Tax Deducted at Source (TDS).

The truck operators in the two Telugu states are also seeking a single permit system in view of the bifurcation of undivided Andhra Pradesh. They want Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to have single permit agreement so that vehicles can play between the two states on payment of a fixed tax.

The truck owners are also demanding an end to harassment by transport authorities at check-posts in the name of overloading of vehicles.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Constant supplies of LPG Cylinders will be maintained in the Country, says All India LPG Distributors Federation

The All India LPG Distributors Federation represents a majority of LPG distributors of public sector oil companies

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New Delhi, November 6, 2016: All India LPG Distributors Federation on Saturday assured customers that constant supplies of LPG cylinders will be maintained in the country.

The federation assured its customers after a group of LPG distributors threatened to go on a strike from November 15.

The All India LPG Distributors Federation represents a majority of LPG distributors of public sector oil companies.

“All India LPG Distributors Federation assures all the LPG customers that the supplies of LPG cylinders will be normal without any hindrance throughout the country,” the federation said in a statement.

“Customers should not get unnecessarily panicky. The service to the customers is of paramount importance and we have advised all our members to offer uninterrupted supply of refills and other services to them.” (IANS)

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