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(From Business Recorder)
Overly belated, though, the recommendations of the Special Task Force of the Communication Ministry for an incentives package for import of multi-axle trucks, will certainly be seen as making sense. This should be all the more so, the recommendations because also include rationalisation of duty structure, with a view to improving operational efficiency of the cargo handling road fleet.
The suggestion forms part of a comprehensive thrust, to address the accumulating burden on the country's highway infrastructure from multiple overload stress, reducing its life to less than half. Moreover, it has noted that the overall disarray in the existing system has been catapulting annual maintenance/rehabilitation costs to staggering proportions. Again, as a highway with a 10-year design life reportedly becomes unserviceable in only 18 …