17% increase in industrial freight

There was a demand to increase freight by transporters across the country only after the huge increase in the price of diesel. In this case, the conversation started between the entrepreneurs and transporters of Gurugram has reached its end. Both sides have agreed to increase the freight from 12 to 17 percent. Transporters were adamant on increasing the freight by at least 20 per cent, but the industry people did not agree on this. Due to this, the middle way had to be found.

Transporters say that since last month, entrepreneurs and businessmen were being asked to increase freight. Now most people have agreed to this. There are few other people with whom the conversation continues. Soon they will also be ready. It is being told that Maruti Suzuki, Hero and Honda had already increased the freight. The transporter Naresh says that after diesel became expensive, it became very difficult to work according to the old fixed fare. When the entrepreneurs were initially asked to increase freight, they were not ready for it at all. For this reason, it took a long time to make a final decision about increasing the fare.

An additional fare of Rs 25 per quintal has been fixed on the transportation of groceries within the state. At the same time, the freight that will be sent to the areas of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan has been fixed at Rs. 50 per quintal and Rs. 100 per quintal for Madhya Pradesh. On the other hand, it has been decided in relation to industrial freight that if there is to be transportation within the state border then the increase of 12 percent on it will be valid. On the other hand, the freight charges outside the state will be 17 percent. After the increase in diesel rate, the process of negotiation between entrepreneurs and transporters to increase freight has been completed. Under this, it has been decided to increase industrial freight from 12 to 17 percent. At the same time, the freight charges of groceries have also been increased.

– HS Sharma, President, Haryana Transport Welfare Association, Gurugram