LPG tanker strike off

LPG tanker strike off

Hours after LPG truckers called off their seven-day-old strike, members of the Bangalore Petroleum Dealers’ Association claimed that a few of the tankers had resumed duty on Thursday midnight

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Though Bangalore would not have faced shortage immediately as it receives LPG supply through rail rakes, bottling plants in Mysore, Dharwad and Shimoga were in dire need of gas supply. Almost 1,000 LPG tankers have remained in Mangalore for over a week now.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, S Chandran, Deputy General Manager Indian Oil Corporation, said: “The strike has been called off at the right time. If it had prolonged, the situation would have worsened.”

In a letter to Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas S Jaipal Reddy, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Shobha Karandlaje stated.

“Without losing time, a concrete and practical solution has to be found to put an end to the monopoly enjoyed by the LPG transporters. The only way is by acquiring the tankers for service of the three government oil companies. This can be achieved by way of an ordinance issued by the Government of India”.

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