Transport strike: Nation to choke on April 30

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The workers of public transport corporations and private buses, auto-rickshaw, taxi, mini bus, lorries and trucks, driving school, auto-workshops and spare part shops, school and college bus will be on strike on the day. The drivers of Nagaland will also participate in the strike, it said.

On implementing the provisions of the bill, millions of drivers, conductors and other workers will lose their employment, the federations said.

All the road transport undertakings will be closed and the protections available under the existing Motor Vehicles Act will be withdrawn. The registration of Motor Vehicles, issuance of Fitness Certificate and Driving License will be outsourced to private parties.

The power of State governments will be withdrawn and the intention of Union Government to take over the entire core transport sector and to privatise the entire system by handing over to corporate, they feel.

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