Alert! Petrol pump strike in Delhi on Monday: Fuel crisis for drivers looms on Monday
Petrol pump strike in Delhi on Monday: Petrol, diesel and even CNG will not be available tomorrow due to a strike called by dealers' association.
Petrol pump strike in Delhi on Monday: Petrol, diesel and even CNG will not be available tomorrow due to a strike called by dealers' association. If you do not have enough fuel in your car, then you might be forced to abandon your car at home and take public transport on Monday, as petrol pumps and CNG stations will remain shut the Delhi government has refused to reduce VAT on fuels.
About 400 petrol pumps in Delhi and linked CNG stations will remain closed for nearly 24 hours between 6 am on October 22 and till 5 am on October 23, Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) said in a statement.
"The central government had slashed the rate of petrol and diesel by Rs 2.50 per litre each on September 4. This was followed by reduction of VAT (value added tax) by various states including neighbouring Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, bringing relief to their residents," PTI quoted DPDA president Nischal Singhania as saying.
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The Delhi government, however, refused to cut VAT on petrol and diesel, as a result these fuels are more expensive in Delhi than bordering Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
Due to the price difference, there has been a sharp drop of 50-60 percent in sale of diesel in Delhi and 25 per cent in petrol in this quarter, Singhania said.These 400 pumps in Delhi will neither purchase nor sell petrol, diesel and CNG, the report said.
DPDA demanded that VAT on petrol and diesel be reduced immediately.