Bhubaneswar, Feb 26: Traders across Odisha today joined the Bharat Vyapar Bandh strike extending their support against regulations and changes in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and alleged norm violations by e-commerce giants.
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has called the strike against some amendments made recently in GST rules.
It has also urged the government to rectify glitches in e-commerce for preventing violation of law by foreign e-commerce companies.
The All India Transport Welfare Association (AITWA) has already supported the strike and has also announced ‘Chakka Jam’ of transport sector on Friday all over India.
Major cities of Odisha today wore a deserted look as all goods vehicles were off the road supporting the protest.
Similarly, all shops and business establishments have downed their shutter in support of the strike.
The Commissionerate Police has deployed 20 platoons of police force in Odisha capital to avoid any untoward situation during the protest.