The Surat Textile Goods Transport Association (STGTA) on Monday called of its nine-day strike following the assurance by BJP MP from Navsari C R Patil that he would take up their issue with the Surat Municipal Corporation authorities to give four more months’ time to move their godowns from Ring Road to the outskirts of the city.
The representatives of Federation of Surat Textile Traders Association (FOSTTA) and STGTA met the Municipal Commissioner on Monday to sort out the issue. The civic officials asked them to pay monthly penalty ranging Rs 10,000-Rs 50,000 depending on the size of the godowns from June till December 2016, the deadline for shifting godowns from the city areas. The transporters have also been asked to deposit the three month’s penalty immediately.
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STGTA president Yuvraj Deshle said, “After getting assurance from BJP MP C R Patil, we have called off the strike and we will resume business on Tuesday. ”
Patil said, “The December deadline would not be sufficient for the transporters to shift their godowns. They have to be given four months extension. We have given assurance to the transporters that we will take up their issue with the state government as well as the SMC to give some more time to them to shift their godowns and offices.”