- Punjab government issued a strict order regarding transport vehicles
- Chief Secretary’s meeting with Transport and Mining Department to provide sand to the people at reasonable prices
- Instructions given for strict monitoring of transport vehicles on the instructions of the Chief Minister
Following the instructions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to improve the management of sand transportation to provide sand to the people of the state at reasonable prices, Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Janjua held a meeting with the Department of Transport and Mining and strictly monitored vehicles carrying sand. Instructions are given to keep.
During a meeting at the Punjab Civil Secretariat here today, the Chief Secretary said that the sand carrying vehicles (tippers/trucks/trailers etc.) should be checked by ensuring strict compliance with the instructions of the Chief Minister and if any vehicle violates the rules, it should be checked. Strict action should be taken against.
He said that the price of sand has been fixed at Rs 9 per cubic foot, but due to the high price charged by the sand transporters, the people get expensive sand which will not be tolerated.
Chief Secretary Mr. Janjua has authorized the Axion level officials of the Mining Department for checking the vehicles. He also warned the transporters involved in this work.
He said that the transport department has also been asked to find a legal way to transport sand through tractor-trolley as the use of tractor-trolley for agriculture is for a limited time twice a year during crop sowing and harvesting. .
With this, while the farmers will also get financial help, the people will also get sand at a reasonable price. Principal Secretary Mining Krishna Kumar and Principal Secretary Transport Vikas Garg were present in the meeting.