Petroleum dealers calls off indefinite shut down

Petroleum dealers calls off indefinite shut down

Kohima, May 1: In a major relief to people of Nagaland, the indefinite state-wide strike in the form of shutting down of petrol pumps called by petroleum transporters and retailers of the State was called off on Tuesday.
President of Kohima Petroleum Dealers Association, Jabou Sekhose said that following a meeting of the various Petroleum Dealers Associations and Unions in Nagaland with State Government representatives led by Nagaland Commissioner Sentiyanger Imchen and IGP (Range) Wabang Jamir, the petroleum retailers decided to call off the strike considering the welfare of the public.
Various bodies of the petroleum transporters and retailers in Nagaland – Kohima Petroleum Dealers Association, Dimapur Petroleum Dealers Association, Nagaland Tanker Transport Association and Oil Tanker Drivers Union had called the indefinite shut down after its 48-hour deadline served to the state government on May 27 last demanding safe rescue of oil tanker driver Tularam Buragohain and his helper Adman Surin ended on Sunday midnight.
The driver and handyman went missing from New Helipong village in Tuensang district on April 22 last.
In today’s meeting held in the Commissioner’s office, Sekhose said the Government representatives though had assured not to leave any unturned for the safe return of the missing persons did not give any specific deadline.
He, however, said that the petrol pumps had opened considering the peoples welfare and also with hope that the Government would make all efforts for the safe return of the oil tanker driver and handyman.
Meanwhile, long queues of vehicles were seen in petrol pumps following the announcement of the decision to call off the ongoing agitation which started Sunday midnight. (Page News Service)