Taxis on 24-hour strike in Kolkata Thursday

April 18th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) In a bid to pressurize the government to revise taxi fares, a large section of West Bengal Taxi operators have decided to go on a 24-hour strike Thursday.

“We will go on a 24-hour strike Thursday. The strike will start from 6 a.m. Thursday (April 19). Two of our major demands are revision of taxi fares and imposition of 20 percent service tax on fares after 9 p.m.,” said Suman Guha, assistant secretary of the Bengal Taxi Association.

Guha also said that if the demands are not met within the next 15 days, the taxi associations will go for a 72-hour strike.

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