By: Maharashtra

On Monday, more than 70% of the approximately 1.20 lakh trucks, tempos, and containers in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) were not in operation. The anticipated three-day strike is expected to disrupt fuel distribution and adversely affect the supply of fruits and vegetables in the upcoming days.

Mumbai : Nationwide strikes have been initiated by truckers, taxi, and bus operators in Mumbai against the recently passed Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, objecting to the ₹7 lakh penalty and 10-year jail term for hit-and-run cases. The All India Motor Transport Congress argues that these yet-to-be-enforced provisions could result in unwarranted harassment and should be reconsidered.

Navi Mumbai, India : Transportation sector workers in Navi Mumbai, India, staged a strike opposing the revised Motor Vehicle Act. This legislation introduces a severe consequence of either a 10-year imprisonment or a Rs. One lakh fine for those implicated in a road accident at Kalamboli Circle.

More than 70% of the approximately 1.20 lakh trucks, tempos, and containers in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) stayed inactive on Monday. The ongoing three-day strike is expected to disrupt fuel distribution and affect the supply of fruits and vegetables in the upcoming days.

In response to the recent strike in Gujarat, Mukesh Dave, the president of the Akhil Gujarat Truck Transport Association, assured that they are actively engaging with the government to resolve the matter. He expressed confidence in reaching an amicable solution and clarified that the implementation of the law won’t be immediate. The strike, involving around 40% of commercial vehicles, was initiated by truck drivers independently, not by any truck owners’ association. Parshuram Katke from the Maharashtra Truck Owners Association echoed these concerns, emphasizing the need for the government to consider diverse stakeholders’ perspectives in law drafting to prevent disruptions in the trucking industry.

“Samruddhi Mahamarg Drives Progress and Connectivity, Shaping Dreams on the Road.”
Nashik : As the Samruddhi expressway nears its final phase, the ambitious 701 km highway linking Nagpur and Mumbai is poised for completion in 2024. The imminent traffic movement on the 23 km stretch from Bharvir to Igatpuri in Nashik, expected as early as February, marks a significant milestone.
This super expressway aims to streamline travel between the two major cities, with the remaining 78 km from Igatpuri to Amine village in Thane set to be finalized by July 2024. The impending culmination of this extensive project is anticipated to usher in a new era of improved connectivity and reduced travel times for commuters.
The ongoing construction of 15 viaducts, including the impressive 84m tall, 1.8km long structure in Shahpur, Thane, is a key development along the 78km Samruddhi Mahamarg. The plan includes opening the 23km section connecting Mumbai and Thane for vehicles, utilizing the Igatpun connector linked to the Mumbai-Agra National Highway. Anticipating completion by July next year, MSRDC officials affirm that the entire expressway will be operational after finishing this stretch’s construction.