JCCI, Transporters’ delegation call on CM, resumes fuel supplies to Valley

After getting assurance from Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Oil Tanker Owners Association today called off the strike and resume fuel supplies to the Valley from Tuesday. A joint delegation of Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), Jammu Transporters Union and Oil Tanker Owners Association called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here this evening to discuss various issues confronting them in view of the prevailing
disturbances in Kashmir. The delegation was led by JCCI President, Rakesh Gupta.
Responding to the security concerns raised by the Oil Tankers Association, the Chief Minister assured them of adequate security and asked them to immediately resume fuel supplies to Kashmir. The Oil Tanker Owners Association was on strike since Saturday evening following mob attacks on oil tanker drivers and cleaners in Kashmir.
The Oil Tanker Owners Association was told that the state Government would provide them special helpline numbers so that they can immediately get in touch with the authorities in case of any emergency. Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Navin Kumar Choudhary was also present in the meeting.
Earlier, Tanker Union has decided to restore petrol-diesel supply at Jammu region following assurance given by district administration and police officials to give security and acceding other demands to some extent to the representative of union in a meeting held today. After restoration of supply of petrol diesel at Jammu, it is expected that petrol would start reaching at all petrol pumps dried after strike.
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. Surjeet Singh Khorana, president of Oil Tankers Association and Khair-u-din Wani, president of All J&K Oil Tanker Drivers Association said
that they have been able to reach on understanding on some issues as a result petrol supply at Jammu would be restored.

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