by K Vijayachandran
CHECKPOSTS OF KERALA: SHOULD WE NOT REFORM?
Engr. K Vijayachandran F.I.E
Frequent disruption of truck movement is a unique feature in the Walayar check-post of Kerala. Towards the end of fiscal year 2014-15, AIMTC (All India Motor Transport Congress) had stopped truck movement at Walayar on the Tamilnadu-Kerala border for several days. TV channels were showing the kilometers long queues of trucks loaded with commodities, waiting for clearance. Regional and national newspapers were flooded with statements and counter statements by AIMTC and Kerala Government.
The Hindu of 1st April had articulated the truckers’ views as below: “Out of 1663 check posts across the country, delay from 10 to 12 hours was experienced only at Walayar check post, and despite repeated requisitions and agitation for the last few years, Kerala government failed to address the problem…
….Nearly 3,000 lorries cross to Kerala from this check post carrying perishables, vegetables, eggs, chicken…
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