Lorry owners withdraws agitation

Published: 18th September 2012 10:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th September 2012 10:33 PM   |  A+A-


Kerala State Lorry Owners Welfare Federation, who were on a state-wide strike from yesterday, demanding a hike in operating fares of goods carriers, called it off after authorities concerned agreed to increase the fare by 16 per cent.

The Federation held talks with Merchant Coordination Committee and other unions here, where it was agreed that the fare would be increased by 16 per cent, K K Hamza, President, Kerala State Lorry Owners Welfare Federation said.

The increased hike would come into effect from tomorrow, he said, adding that in view of the agreement, lorries would resume operations from tomorrow.

Demanding that the operating fare of goods carriers in Kerala be hiked by 30 per cent, following the hike in diesel price, the Kerala State Lorry Owners Welfare Federation had stopped operating their services in the state from yesterday.

The federation had been in talks with all merchant organisations in the sector in Kerala for the last several years for a hike in the operating fare, Hamza said.

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