Trucks don't need separate interstate passes: Government

NEW DELHI: The Home Office on Thursday called on all states to ensure a smooth movement between freight forwarders and others over time, stressing that separate passes are not required to cross state borders. In a letter to all senior state/UT secretaries, the Home Secretary said local authorities should not insist on separate passes for trucks and other freight carriers that cross interstate borders.

This is essential to maintain the supply chain of goods and services in the country, he said. All freight traffic is allowed to fold during closure, according to Interior Ministry guidelines issued on April 15. While this matter has been previously clarified by letters dated April 3 and 12, it is now reiterated ... that there are no passes required for truck traffic and freight forwarders, including empty trucks, etc. Said the home secretary.