The program aims to provide 24*7 on-road legal assistance to transporters to give optimal legal support to commercial vehicles in need.

India, September 2021: AITWA (All India Transporters Welfare Association) announces the launch of India’s first on-road legal assistance program ‘Lawyer on-the-Spot’ (LotS) for the welfare of the Road Transport Fraternity. The pan-India program will be carried out in collaboration with Lawyered – India’s leading legal tech platform and will provide on-road legal support to commercial vehicles in need.

The program will provide 24x7 online legal help, immediate local legal representation and education on basic rights & procedures to commercial vehicles in need.

Being the second busiest in the world, India’s road network transports 980 million tonnes of cargo annually. Over 65 percent of the country’s cargo is transported by road. Further, road transport is most susceptible to interferences i.e. forced stoppages by concerned authorities and external agents which lead to corruption and the industry loses over $20 million annually. The loss of productivity due to these stoppages is a big concern as it potentially increases trip-cost by 40%.

To minimize the delay due to incidents like accidents, thefts and seizures of commercial vehicles by corrupt officials, AITWA has come forward to launch the “Lawyer on-the-Spot” program which provides on-road legal help to commercial vehicles facing such issues.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Mahendra Arya, President of AITWA said, “Incidents can happen to anyone, anywhere and at any time. However, it is imperative to understand that a majority of trucks get delayed due to forced stoppages or corrupt officials. Hence, the effective and timely intervention of a trained professional who knows the ins and outs of the laws and the authorities is required for the welfare of the Road Transport Fraternity. We are delighted to collaborate with Lawyered and look forward to providing optimal legal help to commercial vehicles.”

LotS involve a seamless process and provide 24*7 legal assistance to transporters in need. The customer can call on the helpline number (7669449669) and share the exact details of the incident. The helpline executives will then connect with local authorities on the location of the incident including Police, RTO, Taxation departments, etc and assist in resolving the matter instantly. Incidents that require on-the-spot support by a local lawyer, LotS will connect the customer to a nearby legal professional or lawyer. This service can be availed pan India.

“Furthering our mission to make law accessible to everyone, we are proud to associate with AITWA and extend 24x7 real-time pan India on-road legal assistance and access to the commercial vehicles fraternity. Our aim is to help the fraternity bring down huge productivity losses and minimize the impact of such incidents.” said Mr. Himanshu Gupta, Founder/CEO of Lawyered. Gautam Saraf, Chief Strategic Advisor, Lawyered, has been very instrumental in structuring and defining this initiative along with AITWA.

Being an apex body of India's Road Transport Sector, AITWA encourages transporters to put up a strong resistance against corrupt practices. Through Lawyer on-the-spot, AITWA strives to fight corruption legally in the road transport sector.


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