As a participant of a one day strike on 7th of August almost all commercial vehicles, including private buses, taxis, and auto-rickshaws will be off the road in the country. The reason behind this being the All India Motor Transport Organisation is on a one day strike against the proposed Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2018.
Below points will emphasize the All India Motor Transport Organisation strike:
> Through this one-day strike workers and organization are in a demand to withdraw the proposed Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2018 and cancel the hike that has been imposed by the government in the insurance premium. The strike also points out the price hike of petroleum products and want to have a control over it.
> The participants of this one-day strike across India are almost all transportation bodies such as Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Haryana Roadways State Transport, among others. Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) as per the sources are not participating this one-day strike on 7th of August.
> Besides All India Motor Transport Organisation and all transportation bodies the other participants of the strike are the Automobile showrooms, automobile spare parts shops, driving school owners and staff.
> As per the news, Lok Sabha has already passed the Motor Vehicle (MV) Amendment Bill and now it is on the verge to reach Rajya Sabha.
> The Bill proposes to allow private players to enter the public transport arena in a big way and allow the Centre to take away certain powers of the state governments.
> The Motor Vehicle (MV) Amendment Bill 2018 says that only branded company spares will be used as parts in the vehicles and at the time of replacements which has created a situation of fear amongst small-scale enterprises in the automobile manufacturing sector and dealers.
> Another clause in the Motor Vehicle (MV) Amendment Bill 2018 says that services and repair works of the vehicles will be limited to the company service centers which thereby will make lakhs of roadside mechanics lose their livelihoods.
> Regarding the one-day strike in the country, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) is supporting the workers of the motor vehicle federation.