Mark your calendar. No petrol from October 12 midnight

First Published 10, Oct 2017, 9:41 AM IST
Mark your calendar No petrol from October 12 midnight
Highlights
  • Petrol Bunk Owners' Association have launched a nationwide strike on October 13
  • They want the Central government to implement the Justice Apoorvachandra Committee recommendations
  • The fuel stations are angry over the Union government's 'dictatorial' attitude about cleanliness in the bunks

Make sure to fill up your vehicle fuel tanks as the petrol pump stations are joining the nationwide protest - scheduled for October 13 - from October midnight itself.

Among the 54,000 petrol pump stations in the country, 4,000 petrol bunks from Karnataka are participating in the protest.

Among their various demands, the fuel pump station owners are demanding the Union government to implement the Justice Apoorva Chandra Committee that has recommended for the review of the bunk owners' commission. They are also demanding the government to include the petroleum products under GST.

The fuel stations owners are also protesting against the central government's direction to fine the pump stations that do not comply with the 'Swacch Bharat' campaign. In the first phase, the fuel stations will be fined up to Rs 50,000 for not ensuring cleanliness in the fuel stations.

It may be recalled here that the pump owners had protested in July too against the Central government's decision to revise the fuel price, every day.

The bunk owners have threatened to stage an indefinite strike from October 27 if the state government fails to meet their demands on October 13.  

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