GUWAHATI, Sept 12 - The indefinite strike resorted to by the Northeast Packed LPG Transporters Association over transportation rate entered the fourth day today, amidst fears that it might lead to a crisis of cooking gas in the State. No lifting is being done in the six plants of Assam since the strike began on September 9.
Meanwhile, in view of the strike, a meeting was conducted by the Principal Secretary, Department of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, with officials of the IOCL today to take stock of the situation and discuss the issues raised by the Association.
“Necessary instructions in this regard have been sent to DCs and SPs of Kamrup, Tinsukia, Cachar, Chirang and Dibrugarh with information to DGP, Assam, requesting them to take necessary action in order to ensure that the entry points/gates to the LPG bottling plants under their respective jurisdiction are kept open, enabling smooth passage of the vehicles, employees and workers to the bottling plants,” an official release said.
Further, the district administrations were also requested to take appropriate steps for maintaining law and order and ensuring uninterrupted supply of LPG cylinders to the consumers.