Surat transporters offered govt plots for shifting textile godowns by SMC

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2016-05-27 12:30:00 – Surat

A meeting was held between Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) deputy commissioner Jivan Patel and representatives of Surat Textile Good Transport Association (STGTA) and Federation of Surat Textile Traders' Association (FOSTTA) at SUDA Bhavan on Thursday in connection to the indefinite strike called by the textile goods transporters which continues for the fourth consecutive day.

During the meeting, SMC has offered to allot government plots between Sahara Darwaja and Saroli for shifting the textile godowns. In fact, Deputy commissioner of SMC, Jivan Patel is learnt to have shared the details of the open plots owned by the government at Kumbharia, Saroli, Vedchha, Niyol and Antroli.

FOSTTA president Manoj Agarwal said that a discussion was held between the deputy commissioner of SMC and the trade representatives. The transporters have agreed to shift their godowns at the government land between Sahara Darwaja and Saroli. For this, they are meeting the municipal commissioner on Friday.

STGTA vice-president Narendra Bhadra said that the strike is still continuing and they are keenly looking at Friday's meeting to finalize the government plots for shifting their godowns

Meanwhile, SMC allowed the godowns to open for two hours during this time, most of the traders took their parcels out. But, the big problem is storing the huge quantity of parcels.

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