Final decision on truck operators’ strike today

District Collector P.M Ali Asgar Pasha, who held discussions with the goods transport operators from outside the State at his chamber here on Thursday, has promised speedy clearance of goods vehicles coming to Kerala through the Walayar inter-State check-post.

He has also promised to solve the problems faced by the truck operators at Walayar that led to their threatening to stop the movement of goods through the check-post from Saturday.

He said the government had taken the matter seriously and short-term and long-term measures were being taken to avoid delay in clearing the goods vehicles. More than 40 per cent of goods movement to Kerala is through the Walayar check-post in the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border in the District. It should not take more than five minutes to weigh a vehicle, he said.

The Collector said that during peak movement of goods vehicles, more checking counters would be opened at Walayar. The Collector said that as a long-term measure, the construction of an integrated check-post at Walayar would be taken up in 26.50 acres of land acquired for the purpose by the government.

  • More checking counters during peak hours promised

  • Scanning machine for speedy clearance of vehicles