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Truckers seek extension of validity of e-way bills

The All India Transporters Welfare Association has appealed to the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs to extend the validity of e-way bills beyond April 30. Citing that many trucks are still stranded on highways and movement of consignments is expected to be slow, has sought an extension of validity till June 30. CBIC […]

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Automobile repair shops and hotels to reopen along highways in Tamil Nadu

197 automobile repair shops and 207 hotels along the state and national highways in Tamil Nadu are set to reopen after receiving permission from the Centre. According to the State’s Transport Commissioner, they will be reopened in the next few days after getting a nod from the local police. However, mechanics have noted that unless […]

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Scarcity of Trucks has lead to 20-30% increase in fares

According to surveys, more than 90% of the trucks of the country are not on the roads right now. This is primarily because drivers are being harassed, being called the carriers of the virus and quarantine requirements for an inter-state movement. This scarcity of truck drivers has lead to an increase in the fares across […]

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Trade with Bangladesh Resumes at Petralpol Land Port

Import and export of goods through the Petrapole land port resumed. This was possible when both Indian and Bangladesh officials agreed to create a zero point where the goods will be exchanged. The establishment of zero point ensures that the trucks do not cross the borders and spread the corona virus from one country to […]

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No separate passes required for inter-state movement of trucks

Union Home Ministry has reiterated that no separate passes are required for inter-state movement of trucks and all trucks with a maximum of two drivers and a helper should be allowed free movement. The order applies to all trucks whether carrying essential or non-essential goods or traveling empty (returning after a delivery or going for […]

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Truck owners request for bauxite transport to be resumed in Chhattisgarh

Truck owners struggling due to stopped bauxite transport in Chhattisgarh have requested local administration to allow them to resume. The transport association there has pointed out that hundreds of truckers and staff rely only on bauxite transport for their livelihood. They have assured that all the prescribed measures to prevent spread of coronavirus will be […]

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Fuel Price Hiked in Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland

The prices of diesel and petrol have been increased by Rs 5-6 in three states of Nagaland, Assam and Meghalaya. This increase is specific to these states and have been done to generate revenue for the state. This additional revenue shall be used for the fight against Corona Virus. In case you are taking your […]

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Nitin Gadkari urged states to clear blockades at the state borders

Road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari has urged states to clear blockades at state borders on priority so that trucks can move smoothly. Even as restrictions are gradually lifted, truckers continue to face challenges, particularly in inter-state movement. The minister also announced that his ministry will start a helpline to resolve transportation issues and […]