From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, April 26: Opposing the recent Draft Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2014, the All India Road Transport Workers’ Federation has called a 24-hour strike (chakka bandh) on April 30.
The All India Road Transport Workers’ Federation, Assam unit has strongly criticized the recent amendment of the government’s Draft Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2014. Talking to rmedia persons on Sunday in Kokrajhar, the president of All India Road Transport Workers’ Federation, Assam unit, Muthura Das said that Prime Minister rendra Modi had placed the Draft Road Transport and Safety Bill-2014 in lieu of the Motor Vehicle Law-1988. He said that the bill would not be beneficial for common people and large number of poor workers would be affected. He said the union had extended its support to the strike.
Das said that the notification issued by the Ministry of Road Transport stating that to make the proposed RDTC self-sustaible, the Central Government would make necessary amendments in CMVR to mandate the grant of new licenses from LMV to HMV, renewal of HMV licenses and refresher training only on certification from the RDTC of the respective region, would hassle the common people and hence it had to be opposed.