Truckers set June 28 deadline for Punjab govt

Nearly 93,000 truck operators of 133 truck unions of Punjab and around 50,000 labourers were engaged for loading and unloading wheat.

A labourer marks the sacks filled with pulses before loading them into a truck as others wait in a queue to load at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India May 16, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files

 

The state government owes distributors, transporters and markets around Rs 2,000 crore owed to them. Truck operators have threatened to halt its services to the government if their dues are not paid before June 28.

Nearly 93,000 truck operators of 133 truck unions of Punjab and around 50,000 labourers were engaged for loading and unloading wheat.

“Majority of truck operators are small-time workers and belong to poor families having a truck or two that too bought on bank loans,” said Happy Sandhu, President of All Punjab Truck Operators Union (APTOU). He added that the government owed them when Rs 450 crore.

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