Recently the Office of the Transport Commissioner, Mumbai had issued a letter bearing No. 8792 dated 03.08.2022, wherein the Transport Commissioner is directing closure of police check-posts on Maharashtra State borders as per directions of Union Transport Ministry bearing No. RT-23018/47/2021-T dated 06.09.2021 to the Administrative Offices of Maharashtra State. On further check by VTA, it was informed that even earlier too similar letters have been issued by the Transport Commissioner.
Taking this issue in public interest, a delegation of Vidarbha Taxpayers Association (VTA) led by its president Shrawankumar Malu met Sujata Gandhe â€“ Deputy Collector and in-charge Collector as Vimala R. was on leave due to ill health and submitted a memorandum. VTA also dispatched a memorandum to Nitin Gadkari â€“ Union Minister for Transport, Eknath Shinde â€“ Chief Minister and Devendra Fadnavis â€“ Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra State.
Shrawankumar Malu said this move is certainly in public interest as we have now dedicated GST check-posts on our State borders, which are capable enough to handle all paper verifications, including weight of all Commercial Vehicles and likewise. Under such circumstances, VTA also believes that we no longer require police check-posts, which could be promoting undue harassment to the commercial vehicles and may be promoting corruption.
Tejinder Singh Renu â€“ secretary of VTA said in a similar move Gujarat Government had already withdrawn their police check posts since 2019 and therefore Maharashtra should also take this step immediately as it will bring huge relief to the logistics enterprises.
VTA humbly requests to issue appropriate directions to such police check-posts on the State borders as soon as possible in public interest. Also present in the VTA delegation were Hemant Trivedi â€“ Vice President and Amarjit Singh Chawla â€“ Joint Secretary.