Friday, March 1, 2024

Truck drivers call off strike after govt. assures law on hit-and-run cases only after consultation

The truck drivers’ associations on Tuesday evening called off their nationwide protest against the new law regarding hit-and-run cases in the Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita.

This came after the Ministry of Home Affairs held discussions with representatives of the All India Motor Transport Congress.

The Union government clarified that the new laws have not yet come into force, and the decision to invoke them will be taken only after consultation with the All India Motor Transport Congress.

On Tuesday, the second day of the strike, vehicles lined up outside petrol pumps as fuel supply was impacted in cities across the country.

The three-day strike was launched by truck, bus and tanker drivers to protest against the stringent jail and fine regulations under the Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita for hit-and-run cases.

According to the new law, drivers who cause a serious road accident by negligent driving and run away without informing the police or any official from the administration can face punishment of up to 10 years or a fine of Rs 7 lakh.

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