For the past four weeks Bihar has stood still. The 1.25 lakh commercial vehicles plying on its pot-holed roads have not moved. The transporters are upset with the government’s decision to hike the road tax by more than 10 times. The Bihar Motor Transport Federation has been on strike since August 1.
The stand-off continues even after a series of meetings between the government and the transporters. Even though 200 luxury buses plying on the roads of Bihar are owned by 19 ministers and legislators. Not even Laloo Yadav could do much, despite his attempts to divide the transporters.