Trucks need no separate passes at State borders, reiterates Home Ministry

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Trucks need no separate passes at State borders, reiterates Home Ministry

On Thursday, the Center urged all governments to ensure free passage of trucks and good carriers, even empty vehicles, because they are essential to preserving the country’s supply chain of products and services. Local authorities do not rely on different passes around the country for such vehicles at inter-State frontiers, the Home Ministry said in a release.

In a letter sent to State Chief Secretaries on Thursday, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said the circular released on April 15 specifically indicated that “all goods traffic must be allowed to ply.” The order further specified that, “Transport of all trucks and other merchandise / carrier vehicles with two drivers and one helper subject to the driver holding a valid driving licence, and emply truck / vehicle will be allowed.

Despite this clear order, there have been reports that “truck movement at inter-state borders in different parts of the country is not permitted freely and local authorities insist on separate passes,” the letter said.

src : thehindubusinessline.com

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