Tanker lorry strike called off

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Irumbanam (Kochi): The HPCL, BPCL tanker lorry strike which started on Monday was called off following a notice from the authorities that tanker owners need not pay GST.

The strike was sparked by a dispute between tanker owners and oil companies over GST. The transportation of fuel resumed from Tuesday morning.

The reason for the strike was out of the 18 per cent GST, 13 per cent has to be paid by the tanker lorry owners and only 5 per cent will be paid by the company.

The truckers associated with the oil refineries of BPCL and HPCL in Kochi had gone on strike.

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