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Adani Cement plants row:Transporters deadlock ended in Himachal
Shimla, Feb 20
The 66 days long deadlock at Adani Cement plants between Management and Truck operators ended on Monday as both the parties have negotiated and settled on new freight rates of Single and Multi-axle trucks for cement transportation.
Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu announced that negotiation ended the stand-off which began on December 16, 2022. He said that truckkers agreed to offer their Multi-axle truck at the rate of Rs 9.30 tonne per kilometre and Single axle truck would be offered Rs 10.30 TPKMs.
He said that government would consider the issue of hike of freight charges due to increase in Diesel price. He said that old freight structure would  remained unchanged and annual hike of fare would continue on the old terms which was agreed. Earlier ACC cement plants at Bharmana and Ambuja at Darlaghat were offering Rs 11.43  TPKM and Rs 10.53 TPKM.
It is worthwhile to mention that Ultra Tech Cement plant Baga increased the truck operators rate upto Rs 10.71 TPKM.
Chief minister said that he himselves took two rounds of negotiations and Goverment supported the cause of Truck operators. Chief minister said that all other issues raised by the both sides in the negotiations would be sorted out at deputy Commissioner level by DC Solan and Bilaspur respectively.
He said that the Goverment tried to settle the Industrial dispute with its ability but it could not allow the flight of industries on such dead lock. Chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said that Goverment was sensitive towards the vagaries of ancillary units affected due to blockade of cement plants. He hoped that after the agreement both cement plants would resume their production again.


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