Chennai. March 6th
Distribution of LPG gas cylinders to domestic consumers is expected to be badly hit as the Bulk LPG Transporters decided to continue with their indefinite strike till their demands were met.The LPG transporters have launched an indefinite stir from March 1, the second this year, to press their demands that included hike in transportation charges by oil companies.
Even as the indefinite strike entered the fifth day today, a meeting held at Namakkal district failed to break the deadlock and the association decided to continue with the strike till the oil companies climb down from their stubborn stand.
As the LPG transporters strike intensified following the decision, supply of cooking gas cylinders to several lakh households in Tamil Nadu were bound to hit over the next weeks.
The association, which operates nearly 4,000 trucks across Southern States, were demanding among other things, finalisation of the contract after an increase in the transportation charges and induction of an additional 500 vehicles by the oil companies.