Govt considering insurance scheme for truck drivers: Gen (Retd) VK Singh

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Govt considering insurance scheme for truck drivers: Gen (Retd) VK Singh

The government is working on an insurance policy for truck drivers and helpers, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Gen (Retd) VK Singh said on Monday morning during an interaction with representatives of industry body PHDCCI.

He addressed a query from one of the industry officials as to whether the government should establish a low-cost insurance policy for truck drivers and labourers.

Earlier, several transport organisations like All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) had also urged the government to accept a 50 lakh truck driver compensation policy. The drivers are emergency staff like physicians who are placing their lives at risk, they claimed.

Src: thehindubusinessline.com 

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