Where there is a will there is a way

May 01, 2021 10:15 | Feature & Viewpoint

Where there is a will there is a way

Nagpur billionaire businessman Pyare Khan has spent Rs 1 crore (Rs 10 million) to supply oxygen and oxygen concentrators to government hospitals in and around Nagpur. Khan started his business career selling oranges to passengers in trains at Nagpur railway station in 1994. Through sheer hard work and his family’s support, soon he graduated to driving an autorickshaw, which he did for six years. In 2004 he bought his first truck. And since then Khan has not looked back.

Three years later, he started his company, Ashmi Road Carriers Private Limited. Today he owns 300 trucks and employs 1,200 people.

His company collects toll at five toll plazas and also owns two petrol pumps. The company transports goods by rail, road and containers. Apart from India, it also does business in Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh with the RPG group.