MP News: The All India Motor Transport Congress has targeted the state government while holding a press conference. Alleging that the Transport Congress said that there are as many illegal border posts in the state. The government is not showing interest in eliminating them, due to which the transport is running at a loss. He also says that the government is not able to stop the extortion and corruption going on in the state. Due to these reasons, there is a period of despair among the transporters, the government should pay serious attention to this matter and run the transport industry properly by abolishing the border posts in the state.
Regarding this matter, Transport Congress President Bal Malkit Singh says that on December 20, there will be a sit-in and a symbolic hunger strike and the Chief Minister’s residence will also be surrounded. So that the government takes the right steps seriously regarding the transport industry. Now all the operators have mobilized and they say that the Indian Road Transport Fraternity strongly opposes the rampant corruption being promoted with the help of RTOs and their agents at the border check posts of Madhya Pradesh state. This has made transport operations economically unviable, resulting not only in mass closure of operations but also loss of livelihoods.
Transport Congress says that this issue has been raised from time to time. Wrote letters of protest, held meetings with officials and ministers but we did not get even an iota of relief. We have made repeated requests to the concerned authorities but no action has been taken against the erring officials and hence Team AIMTC has decided to launch a decisive campaign against this menace.
It is worth mentioning that about 3 months ago, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari himself had written a letter to the state government in this regard, objecting to the illegal collection at the points. It was advised to stop it immediately, after that Transport Commissioner Mukesh Jain was transferred and new commissioner Sanjay Kumar Jha was posted, but Jha also failed to penetrate this web of corruption in the Transport Department, and the situation is that continuously Complaints of illegal extortion keep coming at these transport checkposts.