Nagpur: The Transporters of Wadi-Waddham have come together to fight for justice. To draw the attention of the government and administration towards their demands they will be staging a dharna on Dec 16. Transporters Friends Association President Sunil Pande, Secretary Narendra Kumarishra and Transport leader Mansingh Thakur, Kitabsingh Choudhary, R Rv Mishra, Dinesh Barapatra spoke to the media persons and issued a press release stating their difficulties they have been facing and the long pending demands.
They have stated that after the demonetisation and GST the transport business is facing a bad time but state and central governments have deliberately ignored transporters problems. Since there is a heavy traffic of trucks there should be a parking plaza with all the facilities. But at Wadi-Waddham there is no parking arrangement. The truck has to be parked anywhere. The traffic police often challan the truck or fix a jammer. Due to this often the transporters and police have tiffs. Transporters demanded that the parking arrangement should be made first and then action should be taken against transporters. There is a heavy traffic of trucks but there is no arrangement of proper toilet and so they are forced to go in open. In the present the transporters have been paying tax revenue and road tax but no facilities are given. The transporters alleged that police are illegal taking money from them on Maharashtra’s borders.
Earlier the list of demands was read before MLA Samir Meghe, BJP District President Dr Rajiv Poddar, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, MP Krupal Tumane and a memorandum was handed over to them. They all had assured to take action but nothing has been done even after two years. This has created a great resentment among the transporters.
The Transporters had demanded a Governmentl hospital in Wadi-Waddham area for the general public. The Atlanta Company has been constructing the National Highway and so toll is being collected since long. The service road is not complete and so the vehicles are parked on the road which are proving hurdle for the traffic but police have been turning a blind eye towards this and harassing the people for helmet.
Present at this time were Transporters Babloo Singh, Akhilesh Singh, Mahendra Jain,Yogesh Chubey, Harishsingh, Premshankar tiwari, Mohan Pathak,Ajay Pande, Vinod Dhomkar, Namod Nagrale, Rakesh Chilore who opined that the transport business has become a big headache.