“Drivers are sceptical about transporting goods to Maharashtra, which peaks in COVID-19 infections and witnesses frequent breakout of law and order issues. Also, drivers are reluctant to go to Andhra Pradesh, where they claim to face harassment by police, who were not allowing them to operate citing curfew norms,” he added. A few days ago, about 300 lorries from Tamil Nadu brought essential goods from Maharashtra. It was the last bulk transportation of essentials. “I am too scared to drive to other States as we don’t get even proper food. I have decided to wait for few more weeks and would get back to duty only if the situation improves,” said S Venkatakrishnan, a driver from Salem. Besides shortage of drivers, the lorry owners also rued that they are met with severe loss as they get to ferry goods only one way.