LPG Dealers Call Off Strike

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Refuse to provide gas ‘merely on ration cards’

SRINAGAR – Calling off two day strike after the intervention of the State Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah the Gas dealers of different companies have refused to provide gas to consumers on the ration cards. Meanwhile, the dealers are likely to hold an important meeting with the CAPD minister Qamar Ali Akhoon on Wednesday.

Sources told KNS that the leaders of gas dealers association after the intervention of the Chief Minister met with the CAPD Director Mir Mushtaq and discussed various issues facing them with the director.

General Secretary Gas Dealers Association while confirming the meeting with the CAPD Director said that the process of registration and distribution of gas to consumers were discussed. “We’ve made it clear that the dealers cannot ignore the rules and regulations of their companies and distribute gas among consumers merely on a ration card”, said the Secretary. “We’re bound to follow the rules of our companies”, he added.

He said that various departments are issuing orders directing the dealers to follow various rules and directions of the departments contradict with each other, adding “It makes the process confusing and dealers face the anger of the consumers”.

“We informed the CAPD Director about the problems we face and the anger of people in distribution of the gas”, he said. “He in return assured us about the every kind of help and said that dealers would not be put in open to suffer”, he added.

Meanwhile, sources told KNS that the dealers are likely to hold a meeting with CAPD Minister, Qamar Ali Akhoon o discuss the issues regarding registration and distribution of gas.

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