Transporters welcomed this decision, saying that it will save them the time and energy, besides delays, in getting a national permit to operate vehicles inter-state.
“It is a great decision and we thank state transport commissioner Avinash Dhakne. We now have a faceless national permit which will cost Rs 16,500 as fee for any truck or heavy commercial vehicle to travel across the country. Also, our truck drivers need not go to RTOs and wait for approvals for the national permit anymore,” said Bal Malkit Singh of the All India Motor Transport Congress.
Singh further said that several transport associations had made representations before the government to make the national permit 100 per cent online.
“We are glad that from today, the Maharashtra government has made this facility completely faceless, with zero involvement of any official for issuing the permit,” he added.
The transporter has to go online to pay the permit fee and provide all details, and within ten minutes, he can take out a printout of the national permit before sending goods across the country, Singh added.