Petrol Pumps Call Off Their Strike for October 13 | Here’s Why They Wanted to Strike

According to reports, 54,000 petrol pump dealers will be going on a one day strike from October 12 midnight. AS per the report, all the Petrol pumps to go on strike across India for 24 hours to protest against several pending issues.  It was reported that the United Petroleum Front has announced a nationwide strike of dealers on from midnight October 12 till midnight October 13. The move behind the nationwide strike by the petrol pump dealers is for demanding better manpower and margins, among other demands.

Nationwide petrol pumps to go on strike from October 12 midnight

As per the report, the United Petroleum Front has stated that as the government has not addressed several long-pending issues, it has called for the protest by maintaining a nationwide strike. As per the report, more than 50,000 petrol pumps operators all over the country have called for a 24-hour strike on October 13 starting from October 12 midnight.

Current price scenario of petrol and diesel prices in Chandigarh 

Currently, the prices of petrol, as well as diesel, are revised on a daily basis. The government had cut the excise duty on petrol and diesel last week that marginally brought down the prices of both petrol and diesel by over Rs. 2 per litre. The cut on excise duty was implemented from last week, effective October 4.

In addition to this, the central government also urged the states to cut VAT on petrol and diesel. As of now, the petroleum products such as Petrol, Diesel, LPG etc do not fall under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and the petrol pump owners are demanding to include petroleum products under GST.

The cut in excise duty on diesel and petrol by Rs. 2 per litre by the Centre last week was poised to offer some relief to the consumers in the country. The prices of diesel and petrol had not come down for a consecutive three-month in fact the country has seen a relentless price hike in the prices of petrol and diesel for the last couple of months.

Petrol Pumps call off the strike

It has been reported that the petrol pumps have called off the strike on the assurance that their voice will be heard.

Source: Mint


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