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14 Sep 2020 | 05:17 PM UTC

India: Indefinite transport strike disrupts overland travel and commercial services in Bihar state September 14

India News Alert

Striking truck drivers disrupt overland travel and commercial services amid indefinite strike action in Bihar state on September 14; anticipate further disruptions and avoid any associated demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/14/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/21/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Bihar

Event

On Monday, September 14, the Bihar Truck Owners' Association (BTOA) launched an indefinite strike in Bihar state which hundreds of thousands of transport vehicle drivers are supporting. Organizers are demanding a revision of the Motor Vehicles Act and the opening of key bridges to heavy vehicles. Striking truck drivers reportedly erected roadblocks in multiple locations on Monday, leading to localized overland travel disruption. Disruptions to commercial services in the state, including delivery delays, and supply chain interruptions, should be anticipated during the strike action.

Associated demonstrations are possible as the strike continues; clashes between police and protesters cannot be ruled out. Further disruptions to overland travel and business services are also likely in the near term.

Advice

Those in Bihar state are advised to avoid all associated demonstrations as a precaution, monitor developments, anticipate transportation and business disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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