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Mumbai: CM Uddhav Thackeray meets Sharad Pawar; promises solution for transporters affected by lockdown

03:05 PM Oct 18, 2021 | Sanjay Jog

NCP chief Sharad Pawar along with other party ministers held a meeting with Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray today.

Here are a few issues which were on the table for discussion:

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  • Waiver or reduction of traffic tax on heavy vehicles

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  • Relief measures to transporters who are facing difficulties due to corona and diesel inflation

  • A solution to the traffic congestion on highways

  • Parking terminals for trucks and other heavy vehicles

  • Relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions for hotels, malls and cinemas, theatres

  • It has been decided to start cinemas and theatres at 50 per cent capacity, but the condition of 50 per cent capacity should be relaxed.

Uddhav Thackeray, after the discussion, said that the government will soon find a solution for the lockdown affected transporters.

The federation of transporters said that they are in financial trouble because of a pandemic. Therefore, provisions like - exemption from annual motor vehicle tax, business tax and complete exemption of motor tax on vehicles transporting passengers to schools and religious places, provision of parking space for vehicles and buses across the state, reduction of tax on air-conditioned buses transporting workers, heavy and heavy vehicles - should be undertaken.

Thackeray thus directed the relevant authorities to find a proper solution for the same.

A delegation of cinema theatre people met Sharad Pawar and the Chief Minister today. They urged to relax the condition of 50 per cent capacity

The chief minister is now meeting the COVID-19 task force to come up with a new set of guidelines on COVID-19.

A meeting between Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and NCP leader Sharad Pawar is underway
They will discuss several issues including the actions by investigative agencies against MVA leaders

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