Indian officials say fuel supplies are dwindling in New Delhi and other major cities as state oil workers strike for better pay.
Frustrated drivers sat in long lines at fuel stations across the capital today (Thursday), concerned that the pumps would run dry before they could fill up their gas tanks.Officials say at least a third of New Delhi's gas stations already have run out of fuel, and the shortages could spread if the strike continues.
Unions representing at least 45-thousand workers from state-run oil companies say they will continue their strike until the government gives them higher wages. A strike by Indian truckers that began Monday has disrupted the supply of fresh fruit and vegetables to markets across the country. The truckers are demanding a break on diesel prices and taxes.