CUDDALORE: Lorry operators have refused to lift sand from government-owned quarries at Koodalai Athur near Chidambaram (the Vellar bed) and East Marudhur near Panruti (the Pennar bed) from Friday. They allege that those in charge of the quarries have been demanding Rs. 1,250 for loading three units of sand in each lorry as against the official rate of Rs. 626 for two units of sand.

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