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20 Aug 2019 | 09:35 AM UTC

India: Disruptions reported due to indefinite truck drivers’ strike in West Bengal August 19

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Indefinite truck drivers’ strike causes transportation disruptions in West Bengal August 19; fuel shortages possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/20/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/20/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION West Bengal

Event

Fuel truck drivers in West Bengal have initiated an indefinite strike on Monday, August 19, causing transportation disruptions throughout the city. The transportation of goods was particularly affected and a price hike of perishable goods is expected, as the strike is likely to lead to a commodity supply gap.

Fuel shortages are possible in West Bengal over the coming days if the strike continues. Associated protests are possible. 

Advice

Individuals in West Bengal are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, and anticipate localized transportation and business disruptions, and a heightened security presence near all protest sites. In the event of fuel shortages, individuals are advised to fill up their vehicles whenever gasoline is available, to ensure sufficient fuel reserves before all long journeys, and to expect longer waiting times at gas stations.

 

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