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08 August 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 05:18 GMT+2

October 22, 2004

Mafia drops anchor in India's largest port, cargo docked for days

Stuck without drinking water, food & toilets, truckers find it easier to pay their way into JNPT port warehouses

Smita Nair

URAN, OCTOBER 21: When all order collapses on your way to the country's largest port near Mumbai, the mafia moves in.

On all the 12 roads leading to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), jammed with over 1,000 container trucks, the mafia's footsoldiers are youths in their 20s, who whiz past container trucks on motorcycles.

The deal: they offer truck drivers a cellphone number in exchange for an amount ranging from Rs 800 to Rs 1,500. The drivers call the number, jump the queue, unload the container at the warehouse, reload and leave ......
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