Nahan, Nov 8
In response to reduction in excise duty on diesel by Central Government, the Sirmour Truck Operators Union and Chamber of Commerce and Industry Paonta Sahib have cut down the freight charges with effect from Monday onwards.
A press release issued by the Chamber of Commerce said that the Union has reduced the fare by seven rupees per kilometer as new reduced fare will be applicable from Monday, November 8. Due to the continuous steep increase in the diesel prices last month, the union had also increased the freight charges by three rupees per kilometer.
This had caused massive suffering to Industrialist and local businesses as truck union had levied additional charges up to a maximum of 12 thousand rupees for transport of consignment from the district.
Prior to the hike, the freight charges from Paonta Sahib to Bangalore was 1.10 lakh, which recently had gone up to 1.17 lakh. Similarly, instead of Rs 55350 for Ahmedabad in Gujarat, Rs 59250 was now being charged.
The fare for Mumbai had increased by about Rs 5000. The fare of Delhi was increased from Rs 18250 to Rs 19100. At the same time, it was increased from 70300 to 82400 rupees for Calcutta. ” The same will decrease now,” they stated.
Paonta Sahib, from where all the finished goods of industries go to various part of the country, has about 2 thousand trucks and trolleys run under the union.