A petition challenging the on-going nation-wide strike by truckers was filed in the Supreme Court on Friday.
A Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan fixed on January 12 to hear the petition which sought a direction to declare the strike as "illegal".
The PIL filed by Sunder Khatri, an advocate, contended that the strike by the transporters was illegal under the Essential Commodities Act.
He said that the strike by the All-India Motor Transport Congress and various other bodies of the transporters was causing difficulties to the common man as it had led to disruption supply of essential commodities.
Truckers are on indefinite strike since Sunday midnight to press for their demands including a reduction in diesel prices by Rs 10 per litre, exemption in service and toll taxes and a single permit for nationwide transportation.