Following an indefinite strike, over 350 trucks of the Surat Market Transporter Association have not left the city for the past two days and also have stopped taking bookings from textile traders in Surat due to which the textile industry has lost Rs 250 crore. The entire chain into the textile industry has been disturbed as their finished products of sarees and dress materials are stuck in transport godowns.
The transporters, to protest crackdown by the Surat Municipal Corporate on godowns in residential areas called for strike. Over the past few days, the Surat Municipal Corporation has sealed 100 textile godowns in residential areas, and on Tuesday served notice to 70 others at Umarwada in the city, acting on complaints by the residents for causing nuisance and traffic problems.
The association will continue the strike till they get justice. They are ready for a compromise, but SMC should guide them or show some place where they can shift their businesses. Surat Market Transport Association president Yuvraj Deshle said that today, they got support from Surat Textile Traders Association, and even parcel contractors and labour contractors.
Federation of Surat Textile Traders Association leader Manoj Agrawal said that they support the ongoing strike called by the transporters. The SMC should have given them some more time.
However, according to the municipal commissioner, the transporters will have to find new godowns on their own.
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