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LPG truckers withdraw strike

The seven-day old strike by owners of bulk LPG trucks in southern states to press their charter of demands was called off on Thursday.



Chennai: The seven-day old strike by owners of
bulk LPG trucks in southern states to press their charter of
demands was called off on Thursday after a tri-partite talks
involving the operators, oil marketing companies and the Tamil
Nadu Government.

More than 4,000 LPG tankers will start plying from midnight
today, Southern Region LPG Tanker Lorry Transport Owners
Association President M Ponnambalam said.

The strike, which threatened to affect supplies in the
states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, was withdrawn
following an assurance by the OMC to look into their
demands including renewal of tenders.

Oil Officials had given assurance on holding a meeting over
renewal of tenders, a key demand of the truck operators, he
said.

The association had launched the indefinite strike on
January 12 demanding among other things finalisation of the
new transportation tender for the southern region and addition
of 600 new tankers.

PTI

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