New Delhi (SunstarTV Bureau): The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on February 26 called for Bharat Bandh against Goods and Services Tax (GST) , raising fuel prices, E-Bill etc.
Meanwhile, an extended supporting hand was extended by the All India Transporters Welfare Association (AITWA), and will hold a ‘Chakka Jam’ on Friday, informed sources.
Transporters are joining the protest demanding scrapping of E-way bill laws and against fuel price rise. E-way bill is the permit that transporters have to carry while moving goods from one place to another. The recent amendment in the GST laws has narrowed the validity of the E-way bill by increasing distance from 100 km to 200 km per day.
According to sources, all commercial markets across the country will remain closed as over 40,000 traders’ associations are taking part in the bandh. Private transport is likely to be hit as the transporters’ associations (AITWA) have asked all transport companies to park their vehicles between 6am and 8pm as a symbolic protest. Booking and movement of Bill-oriented goods will be hit. Dharnas will be held nationwide at 1,500 places. 40 lakh roads will remain off the road on Friday.
However, All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) and Bhaichara All India Truck Operator Welfare Association (BAITOWA) will not take part in the strike.