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Govt in talks with truckers over toll taxes: Nath

Road Transport and Highways Minister Kamal Nath said on Monday that the government is in talks with truckers who have threatened to go on an indefinite strike From December 5 to protest high toll taxes.

delhi Updated: Nov 15, 2010 16:57 IST

Road Transport and Highways Minister Kamal Nath said on Monday that the government is in talks with truckers who have threatened to go on an indefinite strike From December 5 to protest high toll taxes.

"We will continue to negotiate with transporters, there is no issue ... these are continuos process of negotiating with transporters, and of course everybody has to be reasonable in this," he told reporters in New Delhi.

The All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) on Saturday threatened that truckers across the country would go on an indefinite strike from December 5 to protest high toll taxes.

All transport operations in the country will come to a halt starting from December 5 midnight, AIMTC's President G R Shanmugappa had said.

Truckers are demanding the just implementation of toll rules of 1997, regarding vehicle category and rate of toll.

Perpetuity clause of Toll Act 1997, means that even after the recovery of capital cost by the developer, the toll collection would continue till the government takes a call.

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