Fuel supply to Kashmir restored ‘partially’
OIL TANKERS ASSOCIATION SUSPENDS STRIKE
Jammu, Aug 9: The Oil Tankers Association on Monday decided to suspend its seven-day-long strike restoring the fuel supply ‘partially’ to the Valley.
According to the union leaders, about 40 oil tankers carrying petroleum products were dispatched to Kashmir from Jammu on “trial basis”, early this morning and full supply of petroleum products to Kashmir would be restored only after safe return of these tankers.
“The executive body of the Association has decided to dispatch about 40 tankers to Kashmir on trial basis. We have suspended the strike after minister for Transport, Qamar Ali Akhoon, assured elaborate security arrangements for the tankers from Jawahar Tunnel to onward journey and compensation to the damage suffered by the tankers,” Devender Singh, general secretary, All J&K Oil Tankers Drivers, Cleaners Association told Greater Kashmir.
The union leader however, said, “The full supply would be restored to Valley after the safe return of these tankers. Any further attack on drivers and helpers would again force us to withhold the supply.”
The Oil Tankers Association had suspended the fuel supply to Valley on August 2.
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