Business Reporter, Bhopal
Prantiya Transporters Welfare Association (PTWA) organised All India Symposium of Transporters successfully at Amer Greens, Hoshangabad Road, Bhopal here today. People from across India have participated in this symposium.
Bal Malkit Singh, President, All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) New Delhi was the chief guest on the occasion. He congratulated Prantiya Transporters Welfare Association (PTWA), President Vijay Kalra, Secretary Kamal Panjwani, Treasurer Harish Davar, and all the PTWA members for organizing this mega event in a very well planned manner.
He added “Industry is suffering due to the constant increase in prices. The government must control prices if industry is to survive. The hike would have a severely adverse impact on the industry and if the government did not withdraw its decision, transporters across the country would suffer badly.
Challenges in the transport sector, road safety, vehicle safety, RTO, Transport Nagar in all the districts of the State, Vehicle driver’s harassment, Toll tax etc. were the problems discussed in the function. PTWA have also submitted a memorandum to the governor demanding action against the problem faced by transporters.
Vijay Kalra, President, Prantiya Transporters Welfare Association, Madhya Pradesh, said, “We have just launched our website www.mptransporters.com. Through this website all the problems of the transporters will be online. I also want your kind attention towards the problem of road tax that is levied in the state.
It is 5800 quarterly, whereas in Haryana it is just 5200 annually.
Some quick and strict action is needed in this matter.”
Kamal Panjwani, Secretary, Prantiya Transporters Welfare Association, Madhya Pradesh, said, “I am highly thankful to all the transporters for being present in the Symposium. We are trying to minimize the problems being faced by the transporters in the state and improve the condition of the road transport. We are demanding for more and better transport nagars in the state to support the increasing needs of the rising vehicle population. And I am announcing the full support of PTWA in this direction.”
Harish Dawar, Treasurer, Prantiya Transporters Welfare Association, Madhya Pradesh, said, “Our organization has undertaken many initiatives and programmes of road safety from time to time.
The promotion of safe driving practices is one of the long term vision and commitment of PTWA. And I am assuring you that we will leave no stone unturned in our endeavors to reduce road accidents and consequent fatalities.”
Association Members from across State alleged that the traffic police, Commercial Tax and the transport departments had fixed monthly quotas of challans of public goods carriers and transport vehicles and the harassment caused by government officials in this regard had virtually threatened the very existence of the transport industry.
Ravinder Pal Singh Kohli, Vice President, PTWA, Mentor Rajendra Singh Bagga, Khalil Ahmed, Bharat Rathore and all executive members extended their helping hands for the Symposium. Transporters from Jabalpur, Itarsi, Hoshangabad, Indore, Gwalior, Ashok Nagar, Harda, and all the districts of Madhya Pradesh attended the Symposium with great enthusiasm and promised to be united in the future for any of the problems faced by the transporters.