Vegetable prices in Delhi shoot up as truckers” strike enters fourth day

January 8th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan 8 (ANI): Vegetable prices have almost doubled with vendors at Delhi’’s Adazpur wholesale vegetable market blaming the truckers” strike for supply shortages.
“There is a shortage of a few vegetables, if the strike continues. We will face more problems,” claimed Rajinder Kumar, a wholesale vegetable seller.
Regular customers said prices have doubled.
“We come here daily to buy vegetables. The rates have doubled because of the strike,” said Akhilesh Kewat, a customer.
Most vegetable supplies enter the capital from neighbouring states through trucks.
The All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), which represents around six million truckers” across the country, called for an indefinite strike on Monday, demanding reduction of diesel prices and certain tax concessions.
Tens of thousands of truckers have been off the roads after talks between the AIMTC and the Central Government broke down last weekend. The truckers have vowed to stay off the roads until their demands are met. (ANI)

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