Deadlock continues as truckers strike at Ambuja plant in Himachal

Shimla: A 13 day long truckers strike continued as talks between truckers and Ambuja Cement over the hike in freight charges today failed to break the deadlock. ambuja cement himachal

‘We have not been able to solve the issue so far. We are still on the job,’ Principal Secretary, Transport, T.G. Negi was quoted in the media.

The talks had taken place at the initiative of the state government. Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has constituted a committee to end the deadlock.

More than 3,000 truckers are on strike, refusing to lift goods of Ambuja Cement from its two units in Darlaghat in Solan district.

Truckers are demanding freight charges for transporting clinker and cement at the rate of Rs.925 per tonne against the prevailing Rs.478 per tonne.

An Ambuja official said the strike has severely affected the normal production at the two units as the company has not been able to function at its normal pace since the strike began Oct 7. The strike has piled up stocks of about 40,000 tonnes of cement bags and 195,000 tonnes of clinker.

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