Currently, there are about 80 lakh trucks in the country and nearly 13 lakh are National Permit (NP) ones. NP trucks run across states are. Different truckers associations had claimed that many drivers have abandoned their vehicles at dhabas or factory gates and now it's tough in many cases for drivers to reach the spot because of lockdown and with factories closed, the unloading is becoming a big issue.S P Singh of IFTRT, a think tank on transport issues said, “These welcome steps. However, everything hinges of the economic activities because of the prevailing situation. Factories are shut, warehouses are closed and distributors are not operating. So, how will there be generation of cargo? There are both supply and demand side issues. There is need for greater employment.” … [Read more...] about Insurance cover for truck drivers risking life during coronavirus to ensure essential supply?
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“I was working in Andhra Pradesh with my husband and uncle. We are from Chhattisgarh. It’s been 15 days since we have had any guidance on what needs to be done - the contractor who had brought us, fled. We started walking from the site we were working, last week and got into a truck in which we travelled for three days without food. He dropped us at some bypass road that led to Pune. We walked from morning till night and reached Pune station where we were picked up by the police and brought here. We finally had a meal when we got here,” said Kalabai. … [Read more...] about Aiming to reach Karnataka on a truck, 45 labourers sent to shelter homes by Pune police
Keen on maintaining a low profile, Mr. Sureshkumar, who declined to be photographed, says more privileged people should come forward to share their wealth with their fellow citizens, especially in time of crisis. “Your money should make a difference to someone in need.” … [Read more...] about He is just a call away for stranded truck drivers
Eleven minutes before the incident, Li Haiping, a local villager who was playing with his granddaughter near the railway, claimed to have found the debris on the track and called the local police but failed to head off the tragedy, according to the Beijing News. … [Read more...] about Railway accident site cleared
"While the focus now for all of us is rightly on the coronavirus response effort, the next bushfire season will begin in only a matter of months, so keep your property prepared and have your bushfire survival plan up to date and discussed with those in your family and household," he said. … [Read more...] about NSW RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons pays tribute as bushfire season ends