GUWAHATI, Aug 28 - Dismissing any possibility of scarcity of domestic LPG cylinders in the market due to a probable strike by the North East Packed LPG Transporter Association (NEPTA), the Indian Oil today assured its consumers that adequate domestic LPG cylinders are available and there is no shortage as on date.
The company also informed that it has not received any strike notice from any transporter.
�As on date, even with the LPG bottling plants not operating at full capacity, the backlog of LPG delivery in the region has reduced to less than 48 hours as compared to March this year when the backlog was over 10 days. This has been possible due to the extra effort of the LPG bottling plants and our channel partners who have ensured delivery of LPG despite the risk of getting infected in the pandemic,� the company said.
�The NEPTA had expressed their discontent at the packed LPG transportation tender ex-LPG Plants of Assam recently floated by Indian Oil. Their main objections were regarding the rates being offered, the location from where the tender was floated, introduction of higher capacity trucks, equal treatment to be given to distributors and transporters and the timeline of submission of documents,� a company statement said .
To discuss the concerns raised by the transporters, Indian Oil had called a meeting on Wednesday and then again on Thursday but the transporters expressed their inability to attend the meetings, the statement added.