News articles by ramesh

DASS SPEAK:Truckers being pushed to agitate for their survival

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Increasing pollution along with increasing population in NCR of Delhi is too real a dilemma for all concerned. At the same time it stands akin to proverbial elephant which five intellectual, but blind, persons are busy identifying.

By Chittranjan Dass, Editor, SAARC Journal of Transport

 

DASS SPEAK:Fake Driving Licence how to know?

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In a recent judgement, the Supreme Court has held that a driving licence which was fake or fictitious shall continue to be so even though the same had subsequently been renewed by a proper authority.

By Chittranjan Dass, Editor, SAARC Journal of Transport

 

DASS SPEAK:How About Ensuring Per Day Minimum turn-around of Trucks ?

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The number of accidents occurring on highways every day and the deaths / injuries resulting therefrom is harrowing. Trucks are being accused of being the main culprits. It is assumed that speed of trucks causes most of these accidents.

By Chittranjan Dass, Editor, SAARC Journal of Transport
 
The number of accidents occurring on highways every day and the deaths / injuries resulting therefrom is harrowing. Trucks are being accused of being the main culprits. It is assumed that speed of trucks causes most of these accidents.

DASS SPEAK: Environmental Pollution:Knee-jerk action not the right approach

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No person, in his right senses, could dissent with the serious concerns of the learned National Green Tribunal over ever increasing level of air pollution in the Delhi NCR.

By Chittranjan Dass, Editor, SAARC Journal of Transport
 

DASS SPEAK:Ghar Waapsi of Truck Owners: A national priority

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The movement of goods by road becoming ever popular, both on intra-State and inter-State stretches, led to the emergence of organized Goods Transport Agencies (GTAs) owning fleet of trucks of adequate strength as being integral to their business.


By Chittranjan Dass, Editor, SAARC Journal of Transport


 
The movement of goods by road becoming ever popular, both on intra-State and inter-State stretches, led to the emergence of organized Goods Transport Agencies (GTAs) owning fleet of trucks of adequate strength as being integral to their business.

DASS SPEAK:Government ensure self-esteem of Truck owners

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Many Holding-up Moving Loaded Trucks for Routine Checking etc. Should be Culpable Offence.




By Chittranjan Dass, Editor, SAARC Journal of Transport
 
 
Many Holding-up Moving Loaded Trucks for Routine Checking etc. Should be Culpable Offence.
 
Let us scratch our heads to recall even one instance when some official of your Municipal Body confronted you with a demand notice for your outstanding House Tax? Or for that matter, some official of Income Tax Department holding you up anywhere on road or in market demanding payment of your income tax dues? NO! NEVER
 

DASS SPEAK:The Farce of All India Permit For Goods Carriages

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A large number of Truck Operators, owning one or two vehicles, operated their vehicles, till the revised All India Permit for goods carriages replaced the erstwhile National Permit Scheme, under reciprocal / counter-signature permits. They used to hold their basic intra-state permit against the prescribed fee and operated in all parts of the home State. Many of them took Reciprocal / countersigned Permit and thereby they could operate as well in the State for which this Permit was granted.

By Chittranjan Dass, Editor, SAARC Journal of Transport

 

DASS SPEAK:What is unique about Trucking?

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Mobility, particularly of commercial cargo, is crucial as well as critical for socio-economic development of the country.

By Chittranjan Dass, Editor, SAARC Journal of Transport

 

Mobility, particularly of commercial cargo, is crucial as well as critical for socio-economic development of the country.

 

Way back in early fifties, when Government adopted planned development, as policy, to take the country  forward, railways, having vast network across the nation, carried over 70% of the total cargo moved by surface transport.

 

DASS SPEAK:Instead of Fair Hire Trukers Face CCI's Ire

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Many years ago an arrangement was made by the Government of India that whenever the price of crude oil increased or decreased in international market, the domestic price of diesel / petrol for customers in India shall be adjusted accordingly. This was called “International Price Parity”. However the Government was not earnest and particular in adhering to this arrangement. They, some times, did not reduce the price when needed and often let go the increase when required and often combined the defined hike with the future increase. 


By Chittranjan Dass, Editor, SAARC Journal of Transport

 

DASS SPEAK:Trucking is Vital Infrastructure activity; But Truckers are not flies or mosquitos deserving fumigation

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We all know that for the past over 30 months the sale of trucks is fairly subdued. This is also common knowledge that the reason for this was the slump in economy,  world over. More notably, it is for the same reason that truckers are not replacing their fleet or buying new vehicles.

By Chittranjan Dass, Editor, SAARC Journal of Transport

 

We all know that for the past over 30 months the sale of trucks is fairly subdued. This is also common knowledge that the reason for this was the slump in economy,  world over. More notably, it is for the same reason that truckers are not replacing their fleet or buying new vehicles.