The strike is being spearheaded by the Southern Region LPG Tanker Lorry Transport Owners Association. Ponnambalam, the Association President said that over 4,000 lorries have been off the roads since Jan 12. He said, "Yes, the strike is still going on. All the lorries are off the roads."
He added that the LPG supply during the festive season was not hit as many lorries dispatched the load. He, however warned, "There may be some shortage of LPG supply in the next 2-3 days."
Ponnambalam commented that he has not received any information or updates from any oil marketing firms or a call for discussion to resolve the crisis. An IOCL spokesperson has been quoted as saying, "As of now, there is no problem with supply. But we expect it would happen in the coming days."
They added that they are geared up to manage the crisis.