Rajasthan: Transporters write to Union min, CM about high fuel price

Transporters association has written to Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot about fuel prices in the state which were stable for a while, but increased again after the assembly elections in four states recently.

The association said as lockdown is to be implemented from Monday, they fear that many of them would have to sell off their vehicles as they are running into losses.

The letter said the transporters had been suffering huge losses since the pandemic hit the country and the situation continued to worsen as they were not earning enough profits to even pay the installments of their vehicles.

Jaipur Transport Operators’ Association president Anil Arora said, “For over a year, we have been incurring losses. On a daily basis, there is a loss of approximately Rs 100 crore for transporters. The situation has become so bad that even during lockdown, where there is no restriction on movement of heavy vehicles, we might have to stop all operations as it was becoming difficult to sustain.

This will adversely affect other services also. Our point is that if there is no change in the price of oil in the international market, then why are we being charged such heavy tax in Rajasthan?”

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