Ministry To Close All Inter-state Check Points Post GST: Reports

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The Commerce Ministry has said that it has asked its finance counterpart to close all the inter-state check points after implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Ministry To Close All Inter-state Check Points Post GST: Reports
Commenting on the issue, a Ministry Official told the media, "The move would help in seamless movement of goods from one state to the other and it will acts as a "big boon particularly to exporters."

"The suggestion was made to the Finance Ministry with a view to enhance logistics competitiveness of Indian exporters," he added.

According to a study, in India, trucks spend 60 per cent of their time in plying on roads while 40 per cent of the time, they spend on check points and other approval related issues. Due to this, the productivity of trucks declines and he rate goes up. There are over 600 interstate checkpoints in the country and it increases truck travel time.

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Story first published: Monday, September 26, 2016, 8:30 [IST]
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