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Truck strike: Tripartite meet on March 3

In a bid to end the truck strike which entered the second day, a tripartite meeting will be held on March 3.



Chennai: In a bid to end the truck strike
which entered the second day, a tripartite meeting will be
held here tomorrow involving the Tamil Nadu government, oil
marketing companies and Southern Region bulk LPG Transport
Association.

"We have been invited by (Chennai) Corporation to take
part in the meeting tomorrow," Association President M
Ponnambalam said.

An Indian Oil Corporation spokesperson said some senior
company executives and representatives from Bharat Petroleum
Corporation Ltd (BPCL) had met Chief Secretary Debendranath
Sarangi on Thursday to take stock of the issue.

The Association had gone on a strike for seven days but
later called it off, after participating in a tripartite meet
chaired by the state labour department.

The current stir is likely to affect supply of LPG
cylinders for domestic purposes in the South for the second
time in two months. The Association is pressing for demands
including renewal of transport tenders by oil marketing
companies.

However, the IOC spokesperson said supplies would not be
affected, saying they would be able to handle the situation
for a couple of days with the level of existing stocks.

The Association currently operates about 3,700 tanker
lorries in four southern states, including Puducherry besides
Goa. They transport LPG cylinders from Mangalore and
Vishakapatnam refineries to various locations in southern
region.

PTI

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