Dhabas and truck repair shops are absolutely crucial for the thousands engaged in transportation of both essential and non-essential cargo. Here’s what the transport ministry is doing to help drivers and cleaners.
- Ministry creates dedicated page with info on dhabas, repair shops
- Move aimed at helping drivers, cleans during challenging time
- Heavy vehicles crisscrossing nation to deliver essentials
With India’s coronavirus lockdown in force till May 3, heavy vehicles crisscross the country on highways to deliver essentials.
Now, in a thoughtful gesture for both drivers and vehicles, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has created a dedicated page on its website with information on dhabas and truck repair shops across the highway network. (It can be accessed here.)
The page provides details such as a shop’s name, location, and address, plus the mobile numbers and names of proprietors or managers.
Dhabas and truck repair shops are absolutely crucial for the thousands engaged in transportation of both essential and non-essential cargo.
The transport ministry’s move is clearly aimed at helping drivers and cleaners as they travel across the country to deliver required goods during a challenging time.
Regular contact is being maintained with various stakeholders — particularly states and Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) — to provide information, which is updated on the dashboard link.
The NHAI’s centralised call number — 1033 — has also been enabled to help people find information about dhabas and repair shops.
Such shops, drivers, cleaners — and any other person in the chain of movement of goods — should follow all the necessary precautions and healthcare protocols, such as social distancing, the use of masks, and hygiene practices.
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