The Baddi-Bartoiwala-Nalagarth (BBN) Industries Association have put the loss to industrial activity at over Rs 500 crores due to the ongoing indefinite strike by truck operators as the countrywide shutdown by them entered its 4th day today.
The BaddiBartoiwala-Nalagarth (BBN) belt happens to be the biggest industrial cluster of Himachal Pradesh.
The truck operator’s are on a nationwide indefinite strike called by their umbrella body All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC).
A spokesman of the BBN Industries Association said, “many industrial units are at the verge of closing their manufacturing activity due to shortage of raw material and industry is not in a position to send out finished goods due to ongoing strike. If this strike is not called off soon, small industrial units will start suffering on financial grounds and will be under stress to pay salary to staff, electricity bills and other fixed expenses.”
The association has appealed to the central and state government to take necessary initiatives for resolving the deadlock so that the industrial activity could resume in the BBN area and the country.