Indian truckers call off strike after government agrees to deal

| 7/7/2008

Millions of truck drivers in India called off a nationwide strike Friday after the government agreed to their demands.

Government officials announced they would lower the taxes truckers pay, roll back a recent increase in toll road fees, and remove a requirement for speed limiters. The government will also make available so-called “unbranded” diesel, which sells for less than regular diesel.

The strike lasted only two days, but according to Indian news sources, it crippled the movement of goods in many parts of the country.