1. 54,000 petrol pumps across India to go on strike, will remain closed on 13th October; here is why

54,000 petrol pumps across India to go on strike, will remain closed on 13th October; here is why

Petrol pump strike: Earlier, in the month of June, petrol pump owners had called off their proposed strike over the daily revision of petrol and diesel prices after the government agreed to change the timing to 6 am every day instead of midnight.

By: | Published: October 7, 2017 5:47 PM
petrol pump strike, petrol pumps, petrol dealers, fuel prices, petrol pump owners At least 54,000 petrol pumps across India will remain closed on 13th October. (Reuters photo)

At least 54,000 petrol pumps across India will remain closed for 24 hours. The strike will take place on 13th October. The strike by petrol pump dealers has been called over various demands, news agency ANI confirmed.

Earlier, in the month of June, petrol pump owners had called off their proposed strike over daily revision of petrol and diesel prices after the government agreed to change the timing to 6 am everyday instead of midnight. Private pump owners, who make up for three-fourth of the nation’s 54,000 retail outlets of the public sector firms, had threatened to go on a strike over concerns of inadequate infrastructure to revise prices every midnight.

Until now price revisions used to come into effect from midnight but considering the fact that dealers would have to deploy manpower everyday to change rates in the middle of the night, the timing has now been changed. Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had said the new timing of the price change was agreeable to the dealers and so daily price revision will be implemented from June 16 as previously decided.

Federation of All India Petroleum Traders president Ashok Badhwar said the government has taken the decision of daily price revision in public interest.

IOC, the nation’s largest fuel retailer, had said that it will provide information on daily price revisions through various means, including LED screens at petrol pumps, toll-free number, social media posts, mobile apps as well as through SMS.

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    Ninad
    Oct 9, 2017 at 8:10 am
    Bring all Petroleum products under the GST ambit. Period! One Nation One Tax! One Tax in the true spirit and not One Nation Ten Taxes!!
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    1. Mallikarjun J Iyyer
      Oct 8, 2017 at 12:25 pm
      veru good. Peropl's health will improve. wanton expenses of govt. will have hole
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        sky
        Oct 7, 2017 at 11:47 pm
        good They can install electric car charging station and be ev compliant gas stations make it mandatory to have charging stations at all 54000 gas station otherwise they cannot sell gasoline
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        1. Ramesh Sethi
          Oct 7, 2017 at 6:12 pm
          is this happening elsewhere in world
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            Utkarsh
            Oct 8, 2017 at 7:16 pm
            Ya Rates change daily in US as well
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            sunder
            Oct 7, 2017 at 6:10 pm
            Who reads this third rate newspaper.I read ET a worldclass newspaper.
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              Madarchod editor
              Oct 7, 2017 at 5:57 pm
              Take action against these s who are corrupt Congress agents like the media.
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