Politicians will campaign and try to get the electorate to truck towards a voting booth. But, our humble trucker will be keeping the economy trucking. They will be crisscrossing the country to keep the economy chugging along.
The government should let these guys use the e-ballot service. In fact, many in India don’t have any idea about using the e-ballot service. India has about 8.3 million good vehicle drivers according to a working paper released by the IIMA. The government must realise that these are citizens whose right to vote is not franchised. These truckers are just working their days and nights and this is what a few of our truckers told us.
Prakash from Sambathe carriers, and is working for more than 5 years as a driver in the Transportation Industry and understands all too well about missing elections. He says, “I am missing the voting responsibility when I am on route.” Prakash adds that he is used to smartphones and apps and wonders why he cannot be allowed to vote online.
He has no awareness of the e-ballot facility.
Prathap from NCRT, who has 5 plus years of experience as a driver says, “If I get to leave on the election day, I will vote. But none of the political candidates seems to understand driver’s needs and I don’t even know that a facility like e-ballot exists.”
The drivers that Lobb speaks to say “Only drivers should become a Transport Minister, only they will resolve on-road difficulties.
Maybe the upcoming transport minister must understand that his electorate is not just the area of his constituency, but, the entire nation of drivers and their families. However, the trucker is a silent warrior, driving across to keep the Indian economy from collapsing. Please tell us about the e-ballot dear government.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING:
Prakash from Sambathe carriers was working for more than 5 years as a driver in the Transportation Industry. He says, he is missing the voting responsibility when he was on route. If he is available in town, then he is capable of voting and completing his citizenship responsibility. Though he is used to smartphones and other tech support, he is not having the awareness of e-ballot.
Prakash from Sambathe carriers
New Chennai Royal transport :
Prathap from NCRT, also having 5 plus years of experience as a Driver in transportation. He says, if he gets a leave on the election day, he will Vote or else he will not. He is expecting, the person who gets nominated should have a clear ground-level understanding of the transportation industry and lifestyle of the Drivers, literally saying if a Driver is becoming the Transport Minister, then only their on-road difficulties will get resolved. He is also not having the awareness of e-ballot.
Prathap from New Chennai Royal Transport
PCR Cargo movers:
Kailash from PCR Cargo, was driving the trucks on road for more than 2 decades in Transportation industry. He is saying, we are also similar to a soldier who is unable to vote when he is on duty. He claims, in his total experience he has not even voted once. He is not aware about e- ballot and he don’t know how it operates.
Kailash from PCR Cargo
Usman from Haryana having 5 plus years of Driving experience in the Transportation Industry, he will vote for sure when he is available at home town. When he is away, he will vote through online.
Usman from Haryana
Azharudeen from Haryana having 4 plus of experience, frankly said he is not going to Vote as there was no significance for Drivers. No idea about e-ballot.
Azharudeen from Haryana