Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan took a serious view of the flash strike by petrol bunk owners since Sunday night forcing the latter to call off their stir.
Sources in Raj Bhavan said the Governor was informed about the inconvenience caused to a large number of motorists across the State, after the petrol bunk owners downed their shutters protesting what they called raids by the Legal Metrology Department.
It is understood that the Governor spoke to Chief Secretary P.K. Mohanty and instructed him to look into the issue and ensure that the strike was called off immediately without causing further agony to motorists. Accordingly, the Chief Secretary directed the legal metrology and civil supplies officials to hold talks with the petroleum dealers’ association and find a way out.
Meanwhile, reports from the districts suggested that the strike had a partial impact in Chittoor and Medak districts. A report from Chittoor said two dozen petrol and CNG filling stations in the district headquarters remained open.