The farmer movement has affected the business including Industi and Transport, which is suffering from the recession in Corona. The wheels of loaded vehicles were brought to a standstill with vigilance extended on the boundaries of the district for the farmers to go to Delhi. On Friday, employees from other districts including Delhi, Rewari, Jhajjar and Noida, Ghaziabad could not reach to work in companies, which affected the work. Industry organizations say that the government should resolve the issues of farmers. There is a shortage of staff and raw material coming from other districts and states, steps should be taken to overcome it.
50 percent employees arrive
The district has thousands of small-scale industrial units and corporate offices. Among them come companies from Faridabad, Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Palwal, Rewari, Mewat, Jhajjar, among others. Due to the farmers’ agitation, the metro service was affected on Thursday and KMP and other routes along with other routes to Delhi including Kapashera, Aya Nagar, Sarhaul Border, Dharampur, Palam Vihar, Bijwasan, Bajgheda, were under police control. Due to the long jam on the border and the difficulties of changing the metro on the way, the number of employees in companies and offices remained half.
Freight trains stopped
While production is getting affected due to low number of employees in the industry, the finished goods or raw materials which were loaded in trucks to be sent to other districts and states, are no longer able to go due to the agitation. According to transporters, many vehicles have been parked on the roads. Some trains were stopped at Panchgaon. Trains from other states are not able to come to Gurgaon, they have been parked on the way. Transporters demand that the government should find a solution to the farmer movement, otherwise the business will suffer more.
Employees and owners working in industries are living in other areas including Kapashera in Delhi. Due to the changes made in the system to stop the farmers on the border, only 50 percent people could reach the companies. The government should resolve the issue of farmers soon. The industry is getting affected due to the movement.
Praveen Yadav, Pradhan, Gurgaon Udyog Association
There are more than 286 transporters in Gurgaon and more than 2 lakh 50 thousand trucks and trolleys. Here, thousands of trolleys and other vehicles are engaged to carry the vehicles manufactured by Maruti, Hero Moto Corp, Honda Company. From here cars, bikes and other vehicles are loaded into trolleys and trucks and taken to different states of India. Due to the peasant movement, the wheels of trucks have stopped and the carrying of finished and raw materials has been affected.
HS Sharma, Pradhan, Gurgaon Transport Welfare Association