Palakkad: Private buses on the Palakkad-Thrissur route have stopped services in protest of toll collection. The bus owners said they could not pay the high toll and would go ahead with the direct strike. If no decision is taken, the bus owners have decided to go on an indefinite strike in front of the toll plaza from tomorrow.
The bus owners protested at the Panniyankara toll plaza. The National Highways Authority had raised the toll rate from April 1. Bus owners say they cannot afford the higher fares. As a result, buses did not pass through the toll plaza. The bus owners then stopped the service and protested.