Start-ups are making their presence felt. Especially the transport app.-based operators, which are driving a disruptive change in the transport industry, at the intra-city, intra-state and inter- state level. They are changing the way cargo moves. They are helping truckers improve their productivity, and helping consignors get vehicles in any part of country when they need. A need for guidelines may well help up to shape this segment, claim industry sources. They point out at how transporters compelled the road transport ministry to allow use of old currency and exempt from toll later last year. They point out at the demand for setting the cash transaction limit of Rs.15000 per day per truck. In such circumstances, it may well be worth the effort to frame guidelines for app.-based goods aggregators, add sources. There is a need to enlist the, under Section 93 of MV Act 1998 and state related rules, says S P Singh, Sr. Fellow and Coordinator, Indian Foundation of Transport Research and Training( IFTRT). He points at the growth of cab aggregators Ola and Uber, and how it was necessary to prepare guidelines for such players. Singh says, that the head count and their duties, responsibilities, liabilities and accountability need to be duly codified to faciliate their uninterrupted growth while putting barriers for fly by night app.-based operators. It is such operators, mentions Singh,

that leave truckers and consignors in a lurch.

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