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Truckers in India begin two-day strike against corruption at toll posts

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Truck operators across India Monday began their two-day nationwide strike to protest what they say "disruptive polices" under Goods and Services Tax (GST) and alleged corruption at toll posts.

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The strike was called by All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), an association of trucker owners.

"The 36-hour countrywide strike started today at 8:00 a.m. (local time) and will continue tomorrow as well," AIMTC President SK Mittal told media.

"The strike is against the callous and indifferent attitude of government officials in implementing GST, hike in diesel price and corruption on roads especially at the toll posts."

According to AIMTC, the organization represents around 9.3 million truckers and five million bus and tourist operators across India. The strike would affect transportation of supplies including food items.

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