200 Delhi trucks shipped to Maharashtra for vegetables, with zero profit

NEW DELHI: An association of truckers has sent 200 empties to pick them up and take them to the national capital.

The entire Indian Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) will bear the cost of traveling these trucks and will only charge the return trip. We are doing this with a 0% profit just to help maintain the supply of essential items, said Kultaran Singh Atwal, president of AIMTC.

Although the Center has taken several steps to make moving loaded or empty trucks smooth, truckers face a big problem getting enough cargo. The number of drivers available per 100 trucks also dropped to almost 20 from 60-70 just before closing.

Therefore, in such situations, truckers generally request round trip charges, which makes essential items more expensive. It is a very critical phase for truckers and has posed challenges to their own existence. We are doing everything we can to help drivers and people too. Since we are aware that certain vegetables come from Maharashtra to Delhi, we send 200 trucks from here, said Atwal.