Petrol Strike Called Off, Almost
Filed Under: Politics, World | Posted: 01/09/2009 at 3:33AM
Comments | Region: India
The Petrol strike has finally come to an end, hopefully, with over 70%(reportedly) of the employess returning back to work and withdrawing the strike. Employees of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and members of Oil India Ltd Officers Association have called off their strike. The strike caused some serious havoc when within a couple of days, about 70-80% of petrol pumps started running dry, but now the situation seems to be under control.
The news was confirmed by Oil Secretary R S Pandey, who said that many BPCL officials have returned to work. He also disclosed that Indian Oil services began to improve gradually when officials were told either to join work or face arrest.
"All BPCL retail outlets will open by evening. CNG supplies in Mumbai is likely to be restored by evening as well," said the Petroleum Secretary.
For more information and history of the petrol strike, you can view the article here.
Reference taken from ndtv.com