Nagpur Truckers Unity demands 4 transport plazas in city

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Mar 2018 10:28:43


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The local administration is taking hectic efforts to make to make Nagpur a ‘Smart City.’ However, truckers operating in the city feel that the dream would not be fulfilled until and unless the city has ‘Transport Plaza.’ The demand for setting up Transport Plaza is not new. It is long-pending demand of truckers, said Kuku Marwaha, President of Nagpur Truckers Unity while addressing the members.

“We are demanding since 25 years to every Government which is taking cudgels in its hand. However, no one is bothered to give ear to our woes.,” he said. “We have lot of hope from Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways, Shipping, Water Resources Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, that our long pending demand will be fulfilled. When Government is making all efforts to develop MIHAN and has also recently announced a package of Rs 100 crore. It becomes duty of the Government to set up Transport Plaza.”

He said, lot of follow up and deputation have been given to concerned authorities and also to the local representatives. Nagpur Truckers Unity has demanded four transport plazas each one on Wardha Road, Wadi Road, Koradi Road and Pardi Road. It should have all facilities and should be atleast spread over 20 acres of land. After setting up transport plazas, the vehicles coming from other states will not enter the city and will be parked in Transport Plaza . It will solve the city’s problem of traffic congestion to a larger extent and also the rate of accidents will be reduced. He said, that the Transport Plaza near Pili Nadi on Kamptee Road took 15 years to complete. However, due to some legal issues it is non operational.

Marwaha said, “In city, the 24 hours no entry is creating big problem to the transporters. Although transporters are paying heavy taxes in advance but no facilities are provided to them in return.

He said, “There was Transport Nagar 35 years ago at Harihar Mandir, but now it has been converted into a residential area. Government should not give permission to school, college, dhaba in 500 meters from the Ring Road, which also causes problems to the transporters.”
He demanded that the new Transport Plaza should have facility of parking atleast 1,000 vehicles. It should also have facility of loading, boarding, restaurant, dispensary, warehouse, garage etc. Government should also charge Rs 100 for parking vehicle at the Transport Plaza for a duration of 24 hours.

Around 20,000 to 25,000 vehicles entry city through four boundaries and have to stand before the Octroi Post which also creates commotion.
An ideal Transport Plaza will solve all traffic and congestion issues, Marwaha suggested.

Present were Rajendar Singh Saini, General Secretary, Gurudayal Singh Padda, Munna Dixit, Jaswant Sharma, Tonny Jaggi, Pritam Singh Saini, Malkit Singh Bal, Rajendra Manhas, Kittu Sodhi, Surendar Saini, Avtar Singh and Kulvinder Singh Multani, Mahendra Lule and others.