GST: A boon or bane?
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