Erode District Road Transport Workers Union – CITU, General Secretary P. Kanakaraj, sent a petition to the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary pleading to announce transport workers in private sector as frontline corona prevention workers.
The association includes private transport and maintenance workers, tempo, lorry, bus, drivers, repair workers, RTO Office consultants, spare part dealers, lorry booking agents, etc.
There are one lakh workers in Erode district alone and several lakh workers across Tamil Nadu.
To break the corona infection chain and prevent the spread of the disease, they should be identified as frontline field workers and vaccination be arranged at the respective regional transport office for them.
As they are in direct contact with the people, it is necessary to protect them, he stated.