Lorry Strike Continues In Tamil Nadu, SC Bans BS III Vehicles from April 1
The Lorries owners association had announced the lorry strike will be continued. Around 5 lakhs trucks and more than 50000 tipper Lorries are off the road in Tamil Nadu. There is infinite strike is announced by South India Motor Transport Association (SIMTA). They say the trucks off road will affects goods that worth Rs. 5000 crores.
The lorry owners in Kerala, Pudhucherry, Andhra Pradesh, Telungana and Karnataka took part in the strike.
Supreme Court on Wednesday banned the sale of BS-III automobiles from April 1. BS-IV would come in force from April. Justices Madan B Lokur and Depak Gupta said the health of citizens is more important than Manufactures of Vehicles.
The auto manufactures urged SC to allow them to sell their existing stock of BS - III but court refused to accept it.
Following the SC order, manufactures of BS-III two wheelers and four wheelers are forced to sell Vehicles in 2 days. The leading companies Hero and Honda decided to sell their vehicles with huge discount rates. They announced discount from Rs. 12,000 for two wheelers.
Industries have been petitioned to relax deadline on 20th March 2017. Over 8 lakh Vehicles have been affected due to this ban.