- Sep 7, 2014
- Delhi-NCR/ Mumbai
A quote from Mr. Vipin Sondhi, Managing Director & CEO, Ashok Leyland Limited, on support required for truckers.
“Logistics and transportation are the backbone of the economy, and in these challenging times, vehicles need to be running to transport essentials. The truckers ensure that the supply chain of these essential supplies are not disrupted, and the communities affected by the lockdown are cared for. We, in turn, need to care for these truckers and some measures which the Government could take to assist these drivers are - to provide minimum wages to the drivers and ensure their benefits are looked after; provide insurance for the drivers and ensure their health and safety is cared for; regulate and mandate the working conditions for these truck drivers – through cabin regulation. Also for the drivers who are transporting essentials across the country, assistance needs to be provided in the form of food, water, essentials, and service support at pit-stops along the highways. We at Ashok Leyland have already started initiatives on this front and look forward to partner with the Government for any new initiatives on these lines.”