Strike called off, B'lore still suffers for LPG, book online

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Bangalore, Jan 20: The bulk strike by LPG transporters has been called off on Friday, Jan 20 but sufferings of the people in the southern region in the country, especially in Bangalore and also in Goa have not been over yet. People are still suffering over the shortage of LPG gas cylinder in the cities.

Following an hour-long discussion between the transporters and oil marketing companies, the 4000 owners of LPG tankers lorries decided to call off the strike which they had started on Jan 13 to force oil marketing companies to renew tenders as well as other demands.

However, earlier it was reported that Mangalore soon may come up with solutions which may solve the problems for Bangaloreans over shortage of LPG.

Citing the news of shortage of LPG cylinders in Bangalore, oil companies now have decided to move the distributors in Mangalore to procure LPG gas cylinder. Reports on Thursday, Jan 19 claimed that trucks have already been sent to the coastal town to deliver LPG cylinder.

Now as the strike has been called off, it can be expected that Bangaloreans' sufferings may end soon as M Ponnambalam, the president of Southern Region Bulk LPG Transport Owners Association, stated that oil companies had agreed to engage additional trucks, a little over 550, and finalise the new contract of the transport charges between Feb 15 and 28.

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