New Delhi, India The Arvind Kejriwal-led government's plan to put a five-month restriction on entrance of medium and heavy goods trucks into Delhi beginning in October, merchants' association Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) warned on Sunday, will harm commerce in the national capital by restricting goods transit. To reduce traffic pollution, the Delhi administration has decided to prohibit medium and heavy freight trucks from entering the national capital from October to February.
According to officials, vehicles transporting raw vegetables, fruit, cereals, milk, and other critical items will be permitted.
According to Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary General of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), the government's decision is superfluous and was made without considering the repercussions. This decision would cause a major catastrophe since no commodities will be brought to Delhi or sent from Delhi for five months because all items in Delhi are transported on trucks from other states, and trucks operate on diesel. Due of the huge distances, no trucks can run on electricity or compressed natural gas, he claimed.
He claimed that the decision will have a negative impact on Delhi's business, especially because these five months are typically favourable for business owing to festivals and the wedding season. CAIT has convened a conference of Delhi's main business organisations on June 29 to discuss the issue's future course of action.
"Because it would also have a negative impact on the transportation industry, CAIT is in discussions with transportation organisations and will begin a protest against the Delhi government in coordination," the merchant's union stated.
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