Amended Motor Vehicles Act/ Transport strike in Delhi to protest new traffic rules, schools, colleges closed; many offices to remain shut

  • Noida Transport United Front also called strike along with United Front of Transport Association
  • Strike to protest increased penalty under MV Act and limit vehicle-drivers insurance

New Delhi: Many schools in the national capital will remain closed on Thursday as a transport body, comprising 41 associations and unions, has called for a one-day token strike against various provisions of the amended Motor Vehicles Act.

The United Front of Transport Associations has called for the strike.

The UFTA is an umbrella body representing 41 associations and unions of goods and passenger segments, including trucks, buses, autos, tempos, maxi-cabs and taxis plying in the Delhi-NCR region.

Many parents received messages from their children’s schools informing them that educational institutes will be closed on Thursday.

“Most of the schools have announced off due to strike of transporters and preparatory leave of ongoing exams,” said Bharat Arora, general secretary of the Action Committee of unaided recognised private schools.

Airlines messaged passengers to ensure their travel arrangements: Vistara, IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir flight services have already messaged passengers to ensure their travel arrangements to reach the airport.
According to the United Front of Transport Association (UFTA), the increased penalty of the MV Act is being opposed.

Apart from this, there has been a demand to provide insurance and medical services for the drivers. There is a demand to increase free parking time at airports and railway stations.

Office-goers face hurdles: As several private buses, taxis and autorickshaws remained off the roads due to transport strike, officer-goers faced difficulties in reaching their workplaces on Thursday morning. Many schools in the national capital also remained shut.