New Delhi: Union Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday called state governments to take “urgent action” to clear blockades of trucks and lorries at inter State/UT borders so as to ensure smooth movement of essential goods.
“This needs to be given urgent attention to ease up lives of the public in the light of lockdown announced to curb COVID-19 pandemic,” he told State/UT Road Transport Ministers in a video conference. He urged the ministers to intervene in such matters and ensure resolutions through the local/district administrations. At the same time, he stressed on the need to follow the health advisories and other guideline like proper distance, wearing masks, use of sanitizers, both by the driver/cleaners and also at the Dhabaas.
Gadkari further said that transportation of labour to factories too may be facilitated by duly following the health protocols of maintaining minimum one metre distance, wearing masks, use of sanitizers, etc. He pointed out that providing food and shelter to labour may be ensured while fully observing the norms of social distancing and hygiene.
Responding to a suggestion Gadkari informed that his ministry will start a helpline to resolve the transportation issues.[the_ad_placement id=”sidebar-feed”]