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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However, a commercial cook from Mangalore who did not wish to be named, spoke in perfect English as he stood in line to board a truck arranged by PMC from Gogate Prashala in Narayan peth to go to Rajiv Gandhi e-learning school in Yerawada. “Some basic necessities and information should be provided. I live in Mangalore and have been working in Pune for 16 years now. I was here with lots of other people for work. Now, because of this disease, I cannot go home,” he said. … [Read more...] about Aiming to reach Karnataka on a truck, 45 labourers sent to shelter homes by Pune police
Mr. Sureshkumar has also been working with local authorities to spread awareness about Coronavirus, and hygiene measures. He has purchased over 5,000 masks to be given away to the public. “The pandemic has created a fear among people, but it is sad to see the safety norms being violated in many places. I hope the mask will remind the recipients to maintain appropriate personal distancing and cleanliness while interacting with others,” he said. … [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