The members of Mysore City Sand Lorry Owners’ Association, with support from Lorry Owners Associations of KRS, T.N. Pur and Mysore Rural Building Materials Lorry Owners Associations have decided to go on an indefinite strike from midnight today. But lorries were already off the road when we went to Press.

The decision was taken at a special meeting of the Association at its office at the foot of Chamundi Hill this morning under the chairmanship of its President B. Revanna.

Issuance of sand permits directly to the owners, hiking of transportation freight from Rs. 3,850 to Rs. 5,000 per load, issuance of at least one permit per lorry per day and liberation from Police harassment are some of the demands put forth by the Association members.

After the meeting, the members staged a symbolic protest in front of their office where they alleged that DC had not bothered to hold discussions, let alone taking action even though they had presented a memorandum.

It is said more than 10,000 families of loaders, drivers, cleaners and attendants of 1800 lorries in district will be affected and also cost of sand is expected to escalate further.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore