Petrol dealers’ strike-Petrol pumps to stay closed on 23rd October
Petrol pumps likely to stay closed on 23rd October.
Rajasthan Petroleum Dealers Association,Udaipur, has called for a strike on 23rd October following which the petrol pumps will stay closed on 23rd October.Secretary of the association informed that the 4 percent increase in VAT has raised the prices of fuel to the extent of 5 to 9 rupees which is higher as compared to the neighbouring states. This has resulted in the fall of revenue. This difference has also had an impact on the sales of diesel and petrol and smuggling of fuel on the border districts has increased.
The situation has been intimated to the government a number of times but since no positive step has been taken until now, the dealers are forced to go on strike. The dealers also said that the strike is an indefinite one and is likely to continue in the absence of corrective measures. A memo was presented to the District Collector and District Revenue Officer in this matter.