KARCHI The Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI) has announced to go on an indefinite strike from tomorrow, said chief of Karachi Transport Ittihade Irshad Ahmed Bukhari. The wheel-jam strike call was delayed for three days on the request of some government authorities and we were promised that a notification of a Rs 2 hike in bus fares would be issued. The concerned ministry had to get the summary of the transport hike approved by Sindhs Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, he said and announced that the strike would be observed from tomorrow as the deadline has lapsed. He informed the media that from Saturday all the 20,000 public transport vehicle in Karachi will be grounded until their demand would be addressed, It is impossible to operate under the current fare formula, he said. He said, We had given three days to the government to sign the summary of increment of 2 rupees, but the government could not the signed the summery. He also lashed out at the delaying tactics of the government as the petroleum products were increased by Rs17.50 during the two months, but they are reluctant to give permission to increase the transport fares. On the other side, the source of the transport department informed that the government are unwilling to increase the fares of the transport, in order to avoid public reaction, while the transporters have already decided to increase transport fare by Rs2 and they just enforcing the government to sign the summary of increase fares. The ultimate outcome of this tussle is, the common people would take more burden during the time of inflation, he informed. He further informed that the transporters also reluctant to impose the new fares without approval of government as they also would receive terrible public reaction. It is worth mentioning here that the public transport strike scheduled for Monday, was called off after the assurance of the Minister for Rehabilitation and Disaster Management Haji Muzafar Shajra and Provincial Transport Minister Akhtar Jadoon but now the transporters again go on the strike by Aril 16 for indefinite period.