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India: Nationwide transportation strike August 7

Transportation unions to hold a nationwide strike August 7; expect transportation disruptions and avoid any related protests

06 Aug 04:31 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 8/6/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/7/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION India

Event

A coalition of transportation unions led by the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) is planning to hold a nationwide transportation strike on Tuesday, August 7. Bus services, metro services, school buses, goods carriers, auto services, and taxi services will be affected. Participants in Tuesday's strike are protesting the government's transportation policy, which aims to open public transportation markets to private investors and, they allege, would leave state governments with less power to decide their own transportation policies. Associated protests and road congestion are expected.

Context

The AIMTC already held a nationwide truck transportation strike from July 20 to July 27.

Advice

Individuals across India are advised to monitor the situation, allow additional time to travel during the strike, and avoid any associated street protests as a precaution.

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