Stating that the state government had responded positively to their demands,the executive body of the Ludhiana Builders Association has decided to postpone its one day strike in protest of high prices of construction material. The strike was scheduled for July 9.
H S Virdi,president of the association said the chief minister and the deputy chief minister have assured that 500 stone crushing units will be opened again after all legal formalities are completed.
In view of this response,the builders say they have decided .
They added that the chief minister has also assured to resolve mining issues,which,they claim,will bring down the prices of construction material. The builders,however,have requested the government to initiate strong steps to implement its commitments,so that construction material prices drop to their previous levels.
The prices of white sand,coarse sand,bricks,crusher,among others had nearly doubled because of a ban on mining in many parts of the state.