Truckers Strike Hits Textile Trade In Surat

Surat, a big wholesale market for saris and dress materials, a bulk which goes to South India markets including Chennai, Andhra Pradesh and Telengana are hit hard following the indefinite strike called by truck owners in protest against the proposed 50 per cent hike in the third party insurance premium. The strike entered third day today.

President of Federation of Surat Textile Traders Association (FOSTTA), Manoj Agarwal said that lorries are not going to southern states from the city. Trucks which have national permit have been diverted. All south India bound trucks and lorries have been stopped and also there is no movement from South India as well, he said.

South India is the big market for the textile traders. They have been sending around Rs.35 crore worth of textile goods there per day. The strike has also affected the business in Surat.

President of Surat Textile Goods Transporters Association (STGTA), Yuvraj Deshle said that they can’t take risk by accepting the delivery of textile goods towards the south India states and hence they have stopped taking bookings for such destinations.

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