Cease Work Strike Ends in Manipur After Agreement Reached

Northeast Desk, 24th April: Drivers in Manipur have ended their cease work strike following another round of talks with the Chief Secretary POL and bulk LPG tanker drivers on April 23.

During the meeting, held in the presence of representatives of transporters and retail outlets, an agreement was signed between the drivers and the Chief Secretary.

Today, POL and bulk LPG tanker drivers have resumed their service as per the agreement reached. The agreement was signed by the Chief Secretary, IOCL’s State Level Coordinator, and the representatives of the coordinating committee.

According to the agreement, stringent security measures will be implemented on the National Highways. Sufficient Road Opening Parties (ROPs) will be deployed, and convoys of tank trucks will be escorted by CRPF personnel.

In the event of casualties or fatalities, due compensation will be provided according to existing rules, and such cases will receive special treatment, as outlined in the agreement. The strike was initiated after tankers were attacked by armed miscreants several days ago.

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