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Truckers end strike, textile sector back in momentum
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Jan '09
The eight day long strike by Truckers was called off on Monday, unconditionally, after the agitating All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) held detailed discussions with Transport Minister T R Baalu, after his meeting with state transport ministers.

The Transport Minister clarified that the demands of the AIMTC will be looked into by a committee to be chaired by Transport Secretary Brahm Dutt.

Mr Devkishan Manghani acting General Secretary of Federation of Surat Textile Traders Association (FOSTTA) told Fibre2fashion.com, “Per day nearly 600 to 700 trucks operate in the textile sector in Surat and we have no other alternatives. With this strike, the industry stood without business.”

Mr S Bala Subramaniyan, Administration Officer of Textile & Garment Exports Association Erode (TGEA) also informed that due to insufficient transportation Erode suffered a loss of nearly Rs2.5 billion each day.

FICCI welcomes the end of the trucker's strike wholeheartedly. In this regard FICCI says, “This strike created uncertainty and a bottleneck right when the economy was going through a critical phase of slowdown. The continuation of the strike would have imposed further strains through increase in prices and discontinuation of industrial activity. FICCI welcomes the withdrawal of trucker's strike and hopes that the issues will be resolved satisfactorily.”

Now that the Trucker's have ended this strike, the textile industry will gradually restore their regular cycle.

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