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Truckers demand parking plaza, pay hike

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 12:45 [IST]

Last Update: Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 07:11 [IST]

Truckers demand parking plaza, pay hike

NANDU DUTRAJ
SINGTAM: The Sikkim Truck Drivers Association has expressed concern on the lack of a proper parking plaza for trucks in the State.
Citing the construction of multi-storeyed taxi parking lots in different places, the association hoped the new State government would do something for the convenience of the truckers as well.
The association members said truckers have also been paying the token taxes at par with taxis but lack proper parking facilities.
The issue was discussed during a meeting of the association chaired by vice president D.B. Chettri at Singtam yesterday. The members also shared that there has been no increase in salaries of truck drivers for the past many years and the drivers have been facing hardship owing to the enforcement of the amended Central Motor Vehicle Act.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi