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Updated on: Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 07:17 AM IST

Mumbai: CM Uddhav Thackeray meets Sharad Pawar; promises solution for transporters, cinema owners who suffered during pandemic

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NCP chief Sharad Pawar with his party ministers on Monday met the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to take up crucial issues which included waiver or reduction of tax on heavy vehicles, relief measures for transporters who are facing difficulties due to the pandemic, hike in fuel prices, a solution to the traffic congestion on highways, parking terminals for trucks and other heavy vehicles, relaxation of Covid restrictions for hotels, malls, and cinemas.

Thackeray after the meeting said the government will soon find a solution for the lockdown-affected transporters.

"Waiver or reduction of traffic tax on heavy vehicles, relief measures to transporters who are facing difficulties due to Covid and diesel inflation, and setting up of parking terminals for trucks and other heavy vehicles were also discussed in the meeting," said Chief Minister’s Office in a statement.

CMO further said that problems of the transport sector were discussed in the meeting and that the CM directed authorities concerned to set up trauma centres near parking lots and check posts in every city.

A delegation of Maharashtra truck tempo, tankers, bus transport federation met the CM in this meeting.

Thackeray said the urban development department would be informed about the need for adequate parking of buses and trucks in cities and spaces would be planned for the purpose.

As cinema halls are scheduled to open from October 22 in the state, cinema owners and exhibitors’ association met the CM for discussion. Thackeray directed that cinema halls be reopened after a proper fire and structural safety check.

The CMO statement added: "The CM has said that cinema halls must be reopened after checking all the norms and guidelines. Issues related to the single screen were also discussed in the meeting about the GST and other taxes."

The delegation demanded that the state government provide concessions for the renewal of various licenses as well as free renewal of cinema licenses, and permission to levy a service charge of Rs 25 per ticket after payment of the GST.

A meeting between Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and NCP leader Sharad Pawar is underway

A meeting between Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and NCP leader Sharad Pawar is underway | ANI

They will discuss several issues including the actions by investigative agencies against MVA leaders

They will discuss several issues including the actions by investigative agencies against MVA leaders | ANI

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Published on: Monday, October 18, 2021, 03:05 PM IST
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