Shimla: Passing on the impact of the increase in retail prices of diesel, the Parwanoo truck operators union announced an increase of 4 percent in carriage charges with immediate effect.
President of the union Hardeep Singh said that at a meeting of the unionâ€™s working committee it was decided to increase the fares by 4 percent. â€œAn increase had become necessary as the diesel prices were increased,â€ he said.
Rakesh Bansal, secretary of Parwanoo industries association said that transportation cost of manufactured goods had been impacted by the hike in fuel prices.
Freight charges for a truck load from Parwanoo to Delhi which was Rs 9150 has been increased to 9500, between Parwanoo-Nodia it has been increased from Rs 9900/- to Rs 10,300 and from Parwanoo to Lucknow, which was Rs 20,100 stands increased to Rs 20,900/-, the truck union committee members disclosed.