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Three kilometers long queue of tank trucks forms due to strike

Strike of cargo carriers continues at Sosnovka checkpoint. The head of the Association of Carriers Cholponbek Zhanbaev told 24.kg news agency.

According to him, about 200 tank trucks accumulated at the checkpoint. The law enforcement officers keep the order. «But we behave within the law. We do not block the road. All the trucks are on the sidelines not to create traffic jams and congestion. We want to convey our demands to the government,» Cholponbek Zhanbaev said.

The carriers demand to cancel compulsory insurance for drivers of heavy trucks and minibuses in the amount of 60,000 soms, introduced on April 1, 2018. Their second requirement is to eradicate corruption in the Ministry of Transport and Roads and the Department of Weight and Dimensional Control.

Recall, minibuses did not serve their routes the day before. A traffic collapse occurred in Bishkek. The situation began to change today, but not all minibuses serve their routes.