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Petrol pumps to remain shut every Sunday from May 14: report

India Today logo India Today 11-04-2017

Indian petroleum companies have decided to shut down petrol pumps every Sunday from May 14 onwards, according a report.

The Consortium of India Petroleum Dealers has reportedly taken the decision keeping in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to reduce fuel consumption,.

"In line with the Prime Minister's appeal to reduce fuel consumption the CIPD has decided to request its members to declare Sunday as holiday from 14 May 2017," the Business Standard d A D Sathyanarayan, President, Consortium of India Petroleum Dealers as saying.

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Meanwhile, earlier, media reports had said that petrol pump owners had threatened to take off every Sunday over demand for higher commission. In fact, petrol pump owners were expected to mark May 10 'No Purchase Day' as a protest.

Petrol pumps to remain shut every Sunday from May 14: report © Provided by India Today Petrol pumps to remain shut every Sunday from May 14: report

The government has not taken a decision on the issue in which the petrol pump owners are demanding higher dealer commission. State-run oil firms had assured higher dealer commission to petrol pump owners in January to stop them from going on a strike.

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"We had withdrawn the strike threat in January after oil marketing companies assured to revise dealer commission rates. But nothing happened in four months," a report in the Times of India d Ravi Shinde of the Petrol Dealers' Association as saying.

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