India's truckers in crisis: police checks, no food and fears of coronavirus4 min read . Updated: 24 Apr 2020, 08:40 PM IST
Industry bodies estimate only about 20% of India's roughly 9.8 million trucks are currently operating - either due to a lack of drivers or because demand from manufacturing and other industries has come to a halt
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI : Indian truck driver Arju Yadav says he was on a 30-40 km (20-25 mile) journey earlier this month to deliver a consignment of biscuits when he was stopped by police for defying a coronavirus lockdown, beaten and made to do sit-ups.
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