Shiv Vahtuk Sena’s vice-president Sajid K Supariwala hands a letter to South Mumbai MP Arvind Sawant, seeking …Read More
MUMBAI: Shiv Vahtuk Sena, Shiv Sena‘s transport wing, has urged the Centre to extend the moratorium on repayment of bank loans to December, 2020.
Shiv Vahtuk Sena’s vice-president Sajid K Supariwala and general secretary Mohan Goyal recently met South Mumbai MP Arvind Sawant and requested him to speak to union finance minster Nirmala Sitharaman about this.
“Transporters suffered huge loss as their vehicles stood still for several months during the lockdown. Even after the banks restructure the EMIs, most of the transporters will be unable to pay back as business is down. We demand that the moratorium on repayment of loans is extended till December, 2020,” said Sopariwala. He added that those who took rickshaws and taxis on loan are also badly hit and they don’t have money even to pay school fees of their children. “If the moratorium on repayment of loan is not extended, many will become defaulters and their condition will only worsen,” he added.
The Vahtuk Sena has also written to Sena chief and CM Uddhav Thackeray to speak to the Centre regarding this.
Sawant in a video message said that he would take up the issue with the union finance minister and try to get the moratorium extended till December, 2020. Vahtuk Sena’s general secretary Mohan Goyal said:”Transporters are very worried as there have been complaints of banks harassing many of them. Private buses, taxis and trucks are not doing good business. Their owners are unable to repay the loans in the next few months. The moratorium must be extended till December,” said Goyal.