With a view to rein in unfair practices in mineral transportation rates, the Odisha government has notified the revised freight rates in five mineral-bearing districts in the state. The freight rate revision, the second since August 2015, has been effected by the state government pursuant to the order passed by the Odisha High Court. The court had directed the state government to finalise the freight rate in consultation with the Truck Owners’ Association.
According to the notification, for distance above 50 km, the maximum freight rate per km has been increased from Rs 6.40 to Rs 6.60, from Rs 5.10 to Rs 5.20 and from Rs 4.10 to Rs 4.20 for six-wheelers, 10 wheelers & 12 wheelers respectively .
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