Petro supplies in north disrupted by IOC drivers' strike

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Ambala, Nov 5 (UNI) Supplies of oil products, including petrol and diesel, were badly affected today following strike by the oil tanker operators to protest against the alleged beating up of some drivers by the Policemen on duty at the Indian Oil Corporation Terminus at Ambala Cantonment.

The supplies made to the northern states of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh were disturbed due to strike by the drivers, who parked their tankers in front of the terminus.

As the strike continued, many tankers were parked across the GT Road thus blocking the National Highway Number 1. The strike continued for over two hours.

The striking tanker drivers were demanding action against the policemen who had allegedly beaten up four drivers and misbehaved with others when they refused to oblige them with bribe and liquor.

The strike was withdrawn on intervention of Police officers who assured the action against the erring policemen after enquiry. They also assured that they would be shifted from the Terminus.

Over 450 oil tankers are loaded with petrol, diesel and other oil products from this terminus daily which are dispatched to different destinations in seven states of Northern India.


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