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Coronavirus lockdown: With no food or hope, truckers stranded across India

Some 500,000 drivers and helpers have been left high and dry across the many state borders because of lockdown, suggest estimates by the IFTRT

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There’s been a ripple effect with the plight of the hapless drivers stuck at the borders reaching their co-workers.

Shally Seth Mohile Mumbai
Twenty eight-year-old Mohammad Javed, driver of a truck carrying LPG cylinders, has been stranded at the Hubli checkpost since Tuesday afternoon without food, water or any hope. The policemen posted at the border would not allow him to cross over as the COVID-19 lockdown is to be followed stringently.

Javed is among some 500,000 drivers and helpers left high and dry across the many state borders, estimates made by the Indian Foundation of Transport Research and Training (IFTRT) suggest. Trucks, even the ones carrying essential goods, are not being allowed to move following the government orders to seal the borders

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First Published: Mar 24 2020 | 10:22 PM IST

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