After its formal inaugural and dedication on September 1, the Sadar Hills Inland Transporters' and Drivers' Union (SHITDU) began operational with a 24x7 ambulance service on September 23 along National Highway 2.
The Sadar Hills Inland Transporters' and Drivers' Union (SHITDU) is registered under All India Trade Union Congress, New Delhi with registration No.1038 of 2022, and is affiliated to the All Manipur Road Transport Drivers and Motor Workers' Union (AMRTD&MWU).
After setting up a booth for its members to receive any problems and hardships of the drivers along the national highways, SHITDU also began collecting welfare funds from the drivers as well.
It also stationed an ambulance for 24x7 service for the welfare of the drivers in any emergency including any road mishaps, etc.
Thangminlen Kipgen, vice president of SHITDU, said that with many responsibilities SHITDU has been set up to look into the welfare of drivers plying along National Highway 2 in Kangpokpi District.
He continued that a booth has been installed recently along National Highway 2 at Twineh veng in Champhai Keithelmanbi Military Colony to receive and address any problems and grievances of the drivers while also collecting welfare funds from them.
He also said that an ambulance, as per the guideline, has also been stationed at the booth site for any emergencies such as accidents, etc., and any inland transporters and drivers can call the contact numbers available on the receipt given to them in case of any emergencies.
SHITDU vice president then appealed to the drivers to extend maximum cooperation towards the union while also appealing to the general public to respect the sacrifice made by the drivers in delivering public daily requirements and help them whenever they are in trouble.