Petrol pumps go dry as tankers' strike continues
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Nov 16: The petrol pumps in the winter capital of the state went dry as indefinite strike of Tankers and Owners' Association today entered the third consecutive day here.
Reports from various parts of the city and its outskirts revealed that most of the fuel stations remained closed for the day, while at some places – where fuel was available – long queues of vehicles were seen.
Disruptions in fuel deliveries sparked panic buying at service stations. High fuel sales continued across the city and its outskirts since Tuesday, making it difficult to maintain adequate stock levels at retail sites. Sources revealed that most of the fuel stations in Jammu were running out of stock.
The Tankers and Owners Association went on indefinite strike on Monday demanding alternate route to the Oil Depots near Railway Station Jammu. They have accused police and traffic departments of harassment and ill treatment with the drivers, who take the only available route to the depots.
The matter took serious turn when some unidentified youth allegedly assaulted one of the senior members of the Association late Monday evening. The Association decided to go on indefinite strike demanding redressed of its grievances.
This is for the third time that the Association has suspended its operation on the same issue.
The Truckers Association, responsible for transporting FCI supply to far flung areas of Kashmir have also joined the strike in support of the Oil Tankers Association.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 16 Nov 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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