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‘Truckers strike hits Tirupur exporters most’

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 22, 2018, 2:36 am IST
Updated Jul 22, 2018, 2:36 am IST
As it has caused severe problems for transportation of their goods.
Lorries on strike at Tirupur on Saturday. (Photo:DC)
 Lorries on strike at Tirupur on Saturday. (Photo:DC)

TIRUPUR: The Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA) has urged the state and central governments to take immediate steps for ending the nation-wide truckers strike, as it has caused severe problems for transportation of their goods.

In a statement here on Saturday, TEA president, Raja M Shanmugham said, “the ongoing indefinite lorry strike has created a major impact on Tirupur Knitwear exporting units as they could not transport the finished garments for shipment either through sea port, Thoothukudi, Chennai, Kochi and also Mumbai and through airports at Chennai, Bengaluru and Kochi.”

 

Stating that in the ‘season conscious and design driven export market’, on-time supply is a major factor, he said any delay would not be cherished by the foreign buyers at a time “when we are competing with advantageous countries like Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan including Vietnam and China in the international market.”  

While explaining the nature of production activities happening in Tirupur cluster, he pointed out that due to ongoing lorry strike, the stoppage of vehicles’ movement from the garment units to outside job working units like knitting, dyeing, compacting, printing, embroidery, checking, ironing and packing, will affect the production also and these job working units will not be in a position to provide work to their employees.

 

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