Transport ministry holds review meeting with truckers


New Delhi: Amid Lockdown, government, administration, healthcare workers are working hard to stop the spread of coronavirus. Also, Indian Railways, transporters, and others are ensuring that essential commodities should reach to everyone.

On Friday, the transport ministry held a review meeting with the truck associations in the country to address the problems faced by them in moving goods across the country during the lockdown. The transport minister Nitin Gadkari has earlier issued instructions to the officials to reach out to them and resolve their issues.

According to the Economic Times, an official from the transport ministry said, “We wanted to understand their concerns and are working to see that their movement is facilitated.”

The transport associations want the government to build confidence among the drivers to come back to work. They have also demanded that the government should extend assistance of Rs 25-50 lakh to the drivers affected by Covid-19.

Recently, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has written to all the state chief secretaries to ensure the availability of essential goods by invoking provisions of the Essential Commodities Act 1955.


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