Oil tankers’ strike called off, but only Jammu region to get oil

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All Jammu and Kashmir oil tanker drivers, Conductors Union and petrol tanker owners have decided to restart petrol and diesel supply today to Jammu region only after the divisional administration has agreed to give them compensation.

But Unions have not agreed to supply oil to Kashmir and Ladakh regions till government provides security on Jammu-Srinagar national highway particularly in south Kashmir.

Anan Sharma, the President of Tankers Owners Association, said that the oil tanker strike has been called off and petrol and diesel will be supplied to Jammu region only, not for Kashmir and Ladakh.

“Let the state government prepared a plan on how to give protection to oil tankers from Banihal to Srinagar,then we will decide our next course of action,” he said in Jammu.

Simrandeep Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, who is negotiating with oil tankers owners and drivers said that oil supply to Kashmir Valley will be restored within the next 24 hours. He said that government is preparing modalities for security of drivers and conductors on National Highway so that the oil tankers can restore petrol and diesel to Kashmir and Ladakh.

There are 1900 oil tankers operating in whole state, out of which daily supply to Kashmir valley and Ladakh is 300 to 400 tankers.

 

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