Covid-19 Lockdown: Transporters say hopeful of govt providing insurance cover for drivers

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Covid-19 Lockdown: Transporters say hopeful of govt providing insurance cover for drivers
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Transporters’ physique AIMTC on Wednesday mentioned it has taken up varied points with the federal government, together with providing insurance to truck drivers and colleagues, and is hopeful of a optimistic response. The All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) is the umbrella physique of transporters that represents about 95 lakh truckers and entities.

“We had a fruitful meeting with the officials today and discussed our demands of drivers and co-workers insurance, suspension of toll and reduction in diesel prices. We are hopeful of a positive announcement regarding insurance of drivers,” AIMTC President Kultaran Singh Atwal advised PTI.

He mentioned the officers have been additionally apprised of studies of harassment and stopping of automobiles by authorities at varied locations regardless of the Ministry of Home Affairs directives with regard to operation of important providers.

The transporters have sought a aid package deal from the federal government, together with giving Rs 15,000 to every driver to maintain his household in the course of the COVID-19 lockdown.

AIMTC additional mentioned as a result of worry, the drivers are reluctant to come back again and alleged there isn’t any assurance from the federal government concerning their security.

 

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