Skip to content Skip to navigation

Petrol pumps to go dry on Monday

Petrol pumps across Assam are likely to go dry because of the Assam Petroleum Mazdoor Union’s strike from Monday alleging government failure to provide adequate safety and security to petroleum workers. Union President Munin Mahanta told reporters in Guwahati on Friday that several organisations resorting to protests, bandhs and other forms of agitations targeting petroleum workers with several tankers being set ablaze by the agitators.


Mahanta alleged that the state government had assured adequate security and compensation to the workers, particularly the drivers and helpers of the oil tankers but no steps in this regard had been taken so far,
Notably, there were two recent incidents of oil tankers being set ablaze in Kokrajhar and Lakhimpur districts and as a consequence, drivers have refused to go to Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts out of fear.

Add new comment

Random Stories

Idols immersed as Durga puja over

4 Oct 2014 - 5:54am | AT News
Durga puja is over. Puja pandels have fallen silent. The idols of the goddess of strength, mostly, have been immersed in rivers and water bodies across the state on Friday evening after the...

2 days CBI remand for principal

20 Dec 2017 - 8:34pm | AT News
GUWAHATI: A special CBI court in Guwahati on Wednesday remanded Rajesh Dhawan to two days CBI custody who was arrested on Tuesday night. An eleven member CBI team has been interrogating the...

No sign of Gopinath Bordoloi's death anniversary at Raha

5 Aug 2016 - 10:35pm | Dibya J Borthakur
The residents of Raha on Friday criticised the state government and local administration of Raha   for not officially observing the death anniversary of the first  Chief Minister of...