Pune, 31st December 2023: The Petrol Dealers Association (PDA) and its members in Pune have not received any official communication regarding a potential strike by drivers of transporter tankers affiliated with oil giants such as IOCL, HPCL, and BPCL. This clarification was provided by PDA President Dhruv Ruparel.
Despite numerous WhatsApp messages and videos circulating about a strike from 1st to 3rd January 2024, Ruparel emphasized that the PDA has not been officially notified. Certain news channels have reported on the strike based on these messages.
The district boasts around 900 dealers, and while some have their logistic arrangements for product transportation, others rely on transporter tankers. A prolonged disruption could lead to significant issues in the supply of petrol and diesel in the district.
Ruparel issued a plea to the driver and transporter community, urging them not to go on strike if planned, as it could severely impact the supply of essential commodities and adversely affect the livelihoods of the common man.
As uncertainty looms over the possibility of a strike, the PDA and its members are closely monitoring the situation, hoping for clear communication and a resolution to avoid disruptions in the essential supply chain.