The United Front of Transport Associations (UFTA), has called for transports strike today from 6 am to 9.30 pm. Due to transport strikes in Delhi and Noida against the increased penalties which are raised by the Motor Vehicles Act, commuters are facing huge problems.
Numerous schools and colleges of the Delhi are closed today. Private buses, rickshaws, trucks, a few apps- based cabs have called off the roads which are causing huge problems for commuters.
According to sources, apart from schools, several corporate organization has also said that their offices are also closed for today.
Transport body, including 41 associations and unions, has called for the off today against provisions of the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act. The United Front of Transport Associations (UFTA) is representing 41 associations and unions of goods and passenger segments that include auto, trucks, buses, autos, maxi-cabs and taxis among others. It is confirmed by UFTA stated that no private commercial vehicle will be running on Delhi today from 6 am to 9:30 pm.
Harish Sabharwal, chairman, UFTA, said, “Our main demand is that the exorbitant penalties under the amended MV Act should be reviewed. It is nothing but a source of corruption. While the government has increased the fines, it has not supported it with any infrastructure. Why do we still not have any scientific evidence of challans? Traffic inspectors still are not equipped with body-worn cameras or collar microphones. The government has assured that an ACP or SDM rank official will issue challans of higher value, but that did not happen.”
However, a few schools have decided to stay open today and asked parents to make required travel arrangements to drop kids today.
Whereas several parents are confused as there are reports stated that strikes involve road blockage.
“There are reports that the strike involves road blockage. So even if we make arrangements, we can never be sure about the condition of roads,” said Yatendra Kasana, president, All Noida School Parents Association.