New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said that auto manufacturers will soon have to install air conditioners inside the driver’s cabin of trucks. The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways said this while addressing a program titled Desh Chalak Bharat Ko Puradhar Ki Pehchan, organized by Mahindra Logistics.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said, before coming to this program today, I have signed the file which makes air conditioning mandatory in truck driver coaches. We must ensure that those who drive trucks are taken well.
Our drivers drive in harsh temperature of 43.47 degrees Celsius and we should imagine the condition of the drivers, Gadkari said while addressing a program called Desh Chalak Bharat Ko Pehchaan Ki Pehchaan organized by Mahindra Logistics. After becoming a minister, I was keen to introduce AC cabins. But some people opposed it, saying that the cost of the trucks would come down. Today, I signed on file that all truck cabins will be AC cabins.
Nitin Gadkari said that ‘some drivers in our country are on the truck for 12 or 14 hours, while in other countries there is a restriction on the number of hours that bus and truck drivers are on duty