Ambuja Cements: deadlock with north India transporters continues

Ambuja Cements: deadlock with north India transporters continues
Published: 16 November 2010

Ambuja Cements Ltd said Tuesday said that production and dispatches from its north India plants have been stopped on account of a prolonged transporters’ strike.

Transporters working for the company’s two plants in Himachal Pradesh have been demanding a steep rise in transportation charges and have stopped plying from October, the cement company said.
The company said it hasn’t been able to reach an amicable solution with the transporters, adding that the production halt at the two northern Indian plans will continue until a settlement has been reached or alternative arrangements are in place.

To offset the impact of the production stoppage, Ambuja said it has ramped up capacity at its other plants. It has also been using its existing stocks and has sourced clinker from other firms.