Motor vehicle strike begins, people in distress
Thiruvananthapuram: The one-day strike called by the All India Motor Transport Organisation began from Monday midnight. Motor vehicles are staying off the roads putting the public into inconvenience. A few private vehicles were seen plying on the roads and essential services were exempted from the strike.
The strike has been called demanding withdrawal of the proposed Motor Vehicle Amendment bill, cancel hike in insurance premium and restrict price hike of petroleum products.
Private buses, goods lorries, auto-rickshaws and taxis are taking part in the strike. All trade unions except BMS are observing the strike. Workshops, service centres and driving schools will stay closed.
The strike will last for 24 hours. The organizations hosting the strike includes CITU, AITUC, INTUC and KSTDU.
In the wake of the round-the-clock motor vehicle strike called on Tuesday, the Kerala, MG and Calicut Universities postponed their examinations scheduled for Tuesday.
Kerala University has postponed the distance education department exams scheduled to be held on Tuesday to September 13. Time and venue of exams will remain the same.
However, PSC announced that the online test for Assistant Professor in Neurology in the Medical Education Department has no change.