The tanker truck strike that had affected the fuel supply to the Indian Oil petrol outlets was withdrawn on Tuesday following the talks transport minister A K Saseendran and labour minister T P Ramakrishnan had with the representatives of tanker truck owners here.
Tanker truck owners withdraw stir
The trucks that ferry fuel to retail outlets from the IOC
344 and Kozhikode depots of the IOC
were on strike for the last five days demanding modification of the tender conditions, including fare. In the talks they had with the minister, it has been decided to rectify the anomalies in the tender conditions.
It has been decided to temporarily freeze the tender processing and that would be considered only after December 3. Before that all the anomalies would be rectified. The minister said that the tanker trucks would begin the supply of fuel from Wednesday morning.
The IOC management was of the view that some of the demands like including owners of single truck in tenders for retail fuel supply are non-negotiable. On the demand to hike the fare from Rs 2.02 per km to Rs 3.50, the company warned that it would result in further escalation of fuel cost.