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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.

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