Agitated over the Puducherry government’s latest assertion that 25 acres out of the 37 acres allocated in 2008 for a truck terminal would be re-allocated for an Information Technology park project, the State Lorry Owners’ Federation – Tamil Nadu (SLOF-TN) has decided to stop trucks carrying fuel from entering Puducherry from Friday.
The truck operators are on a strike from Wednesday, demanding that the terminal be established and all basic facilities provided.
“The Puducherry government has said that an alternative site would be identified for the truck terminal and this has aggravated the situation when truckers are already on a strike to demand basic amenities at the site earmarked for the terminal,” president of the federation K. Nallathambi told The Hindu on Thursday.
On Wednesday, trucks carrying essential commodities and fuel were not stopped. Those carrying food items were stopped on Thursday and now those transporting fuel would be stopped from Friday, he said.
Federation representatives planned to meet the Puducherry Lieutenant Governor on Friday .