Transport unions have called for a strike today to protest against the hefty fines imposed under the new Motor Vehicles Act. Many schools in Delhi and the adjoining National Capital Region have decided to stay shut due to the strike.
All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) and United Front of Transport Associations (UFTA), two of the unions representing commercial fleet operators are upset over the hefty fines being imposed at a time of economic slowdown.The strike is a protest against the increase in penalties and limiting third party liability of insurance that has come into force with the new Motor Vehicles Act.
On Monday, hundreds of drivers and commercial vehicle owners gathered around Noida Stadium and announced their decision to support the strike call on Thursday.Large number of auto rickshaws, taxis, Ola & Uber cabs and commercial bus operators carrying students to schools will remain off the roads in Delhi-NCR on 19th September 2019.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who welcomed the new Act, has promised to look into issues that disturb the people.
The new law seeks to tighten traffic regulations and impose higher penalties for violations in regard traffic rules.