Truckers, owners pay Rs 48k cr/yr in bribes

IndiaTimes Saturday, 29 February 2020
Truck drivers and fleet owners shell out around Rs 48,000 crore annually as bribes to traffic or highway police, besides personnel from the transport and tax departments, according to a study carried out across 10 major transport and transit hubs. The study by SaveLife Foundation, a not-for-profit entity, claimed that over 82% respondents had admitted to having bribed “officials of one or the other department on the road” during their last trip.

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