COVID-19 | Measures to bring the trucking sector back on the road
COVID-19 has taken a huge toll on transportation as the entire demand-production-supply chain has witnessed a severe turmoil. Trucking services, with its unique advantage of door-to-door connectivity, is restricted to essential items and emergency passenger services segments. It is the worst hit of the entire transport systems, given its sheer size and reach. As per the estimates of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, freight carried by road transportation, in terms billion tonne kilometres, is three-and-a-half times larger than what is carried by the railway system.