GUWAHATI, Sept 20 � The All Assam Motor Transport Association would decide on the future course of its proposed 36-hour transport strike starting tomorrow at 6 am after the association�s meeting to be held tomorrow at 10 am in Guwahati.
However, the secretary general of the association Pradeep Das told The Assam Tribune that the association is in favour of deferring the strike, but a formal decision regarding this would be taken in tomorrow�s meeting.
The State Transport Minister Chandan Brahma after a meeting with the transport association today evening appealed to the association to call off its strike to help the government to raise the issue in the next Cabinet meeting scheduled on September 22, official sources said.
�The Transport Minister today gave us a written assurance to put up the issue of upgrading price structure in the Cabinet meeting. However, it would take us some time to convey our decision to our members in other parts of the State,� Das mentioned.
The association had called a 36-hour chakka bandh from 6 am of September 21 to 6 pm of September 22, demanding a hike in the fare structures of the commercial vehicles of the State in view of the increased fuel prices.