Trucks registered in other states exempted from SRT: Mukesh Agnihotri

In order to facilitate farmers and orchardists, the state government has decided to exempt Special Road Tax on the trucks registered in other states, entering Himachal Pradesh for the purpose of transportation of apples and potatoes, Deputy Chief Minister Mukesh Agnihotri said here today. The trucks, not covered under National Permit, will benefit from the exemption. The exemption will remain in force from July 20 till October 31.

“The decision highlights the government’s commitment to uplift the farmers and orchardists. The exemption will ensure that there are adequate transportation facilities available during the busy season. The eventual benefits of the exemption will result in low transportation cost and increased income for the producers,” stated Mukesh Agnihotri.

The Deputy Chief Minister, also having a portfolio of the Transport department, added that the state government is committed to the welfare of every section of the society, especially at this difficult time when the people are suffering from widespread destruction due to the incessant rains.

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