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Over 6, 000 lorries withdraw long destinations

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KRISHNAGIRI: Over 6,000 lorry owners started withdrawing their long destinations such as New Delhi, Kolkatta nd Maharashtra from Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts ahead of an indefinite strike called by the All India Motor Transport Congress from December 5.

The All India Motor Transport Congress has called for the nationwide strike demanding uniform toll.The lorries started lining up in front of the petrol bunks and service roads on the National Highway – 7. The production of engineering, automobile spare parts will be hit due to the strike. Nattan M. Madhu, Vice President, Tamil Nadu State Lorry Owners Federation and District President of the All India Motor Transport Congress told The Hindu on Thursday that the (AIMTC) strike had been called for regulating collection of toll on National Highways.

The strike will affect the functioning of the 150 rice mills, 45 mango pulp industries, granite industries, transportation of vegetables from Hosur, Tomato from Dharmapuri and Coconut from Krishnagiri districts.

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