The truck drivers’ strike affects the supply of vegetables in Delhi’s wholesale markets, prices may rise.

Truck drivers are protesting against tougher punishment in hit-and-run cases.- India TV Paisa
Image: File Truck drivers have been protesting against tougher punishment in hit-and-run cases.

The strike by truck drivers protesting against the government’s move to impose harsh punishment in the hit-and-run case is having an impact on Delhi’s markets. Supply of vegetables is affected here. It is believed that if this situation remains, the prices of vegetables may increase. According to Bhasha News, traders said on Tuesday that the prices of vegetables have increased by 10 to 15 percent due to supply disruption. Tomato, onion and capsicum prices have increased by Rs 5 to 7 per kg in many wholesale markets.

Supply has definitely been affected due to the strike.

According to the news, Sanjay Bhagat, the wholesaler of Asia’s largest fruit and vegetable market, Azadpur, said that the supply of vegetables in Delhi has not been stopped due to the truck drivers’ protest, but the business has definitely been affected by the truck drivers’ strike. Is. is supply. Goods are being delayed in reaching wholesale markets. Traders said that if the situation continues, sending vegetables outside Delhi may also be affected. As a result, prices may rise in other states as well. Due to the strike, the supply of vegetables in the Azadpur market last Tuesday was less than in the previous four days.

Supply was affected for about five or six hours

The supply of vegetables from distant states like Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan was affected for about five or six hours due to the truck drivers’ strike. Another trader of Azadpur Mandi said that due to the protest of truck drivers, their trucks are not reaching the market. Due to which the cost of agricultural production has increased marginally.

According to news, meanwhile, on the strike of truck drivers, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Home Affairs said that the representatives of All India Motor Transport Congress had a successful meeting with the officers of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The government and the All India Motor Transport Congress have appealed to drivers to return to work. Representatives of the truck drivers said that the new rules are yet to come into effect and if they have any concerns, the government will consider them openly.

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