GST: A boon or bane?

Commercial Vehicle - - LETTERS -

As a trans­porter, the roll-out of GST has made it eas­ier and quicker to travel. With the bor­der check posts down, it is prov­ing to be less time con­sum­ing. I wish that the other sources of ha­rass­ment and time con­sump­tion also dis­ap­pear. The ar­rival of e-way bills should make it eas­ier. The ar­ti­cles on the ef­fect of GST made for an in­ter­est­ing need. The slow­down in ship­ments may be a tem­po­rary phe­nom­e­non as com­pa­nies shed their wait and watch pol­icy. As of cur­rent, with less num­ber of trucks on the road, it is tak­ing less time to cover dis­tances. If it will re­main like this is dif­fi­cult to say once more trucks hit the road. I re­mem­ber both the au­thors of GST ar­ti­cles say that the hub and spoke trans­porta­tion model will re­de­fine and get sharper. They also ex­pressed that de­mand for higher ton­nage trucks will rise. I agree that in­fra­struc­ture is ris­ing. It is mak­ing it eas­ier for trucks to travel. How­ever, the pace of in­fra­struc­ture de­vel­op­ment does seem in­con­sis­tent as my driv­ers of­ten lose time in traf­fic jams and have to re­sort to al­ter­nate routes along var­i­ous key routes. This sce­nario should change for the bet­ter. Such un­cer­tain­ties take a toll on the busi­ness, and on our abil­ity to be ef­fi­cient.

Amar Parab, Thane

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