AAMTF seeks solution to pvt transport workers’ problems

ITANAGAR, 23 Jun: The All Arunachal Motor Transport Federation (AAMTF) has submitted a memorandum to the prime minister and the chief minister, urging the central and the state governments to “take appropriate action for the solution of private transport workers’ problems and their welfare.”

Expressing solidarity with the Akhil Bharatiya Private Transport Mazdoor Mahasangh, which it said “has announced for nationwide protest,” the AAMTF placed a series of demands, including establishment of a transport workers’ welfare board to provide facilities like pension, ESI, and PF.

Its other demands are “mandatory Ayushman Bharat for drivers of private transport vehicles across the country; issuance of e-Shram identity cards to drivers and thereby provide accident insurance and natural insurance through banks; reduction of insurance rate by 50 percent; scrapping of transport workers’ vehicles that are 15-20 years old; subsidising 50 percent of the vehicle price for private transport workers who wish to purchase new vehicles to replace the scrapped vehicles; provision of loan facility through the national bank for purchasing new vehicles; subsidy on petroleum products for private transport workers; and construction of rest houses near the national highway roads for commercial transporters, especially truck drivers.”