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Petrol Pump Operators strike in Delhi Live Updates; Pumps will remain close for 24 hours

Petrol Pump Operators strike in Delhi Live Updates; Pumps will remain close for 24 hours
Written by Abhishek Lohia

In protest against the removal of VAT on petrol and diesel prices in the national capital, Delhi (October 22), 400 petrol and the CNG pumps will remain closed for the next 24 hours. It is reported that the Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) has decided that the petrol pump will be closed on Monday from 6 am onwards. DPDA said that the Delhi government has not reduced the VAT on petrol and diesel prices. Because of this, we are bearing the loss constantly. We will keep all petrol pumps closed for 22 hours on October 22 (Monday) in protest of Delhi’s Arvind Kejriwal government.

Petrol Pump Operators Closing Time

The petrol pumps will be closed on Monday from 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The Central Government recently reduced taxes on oil prices. After the decision of the Center, many states also reduced VAT rates. But, Delhi’s Arvind Kejriwal led government did not reduce VAT and for this, the Petrol Pump Association decided to go on a strike.

Significantly, people living in the border areas of Delhi are going to fill up oil on the petrol pumps of the near cities- Noida, Ghaziabad, Gururgram, etc. located in NCR. However, the UP and Haryana government reduce the VAT while supporting the central government’s decision on petrol prices.

Auto-Taxi Strike in Delhi

The Centre had slashed the rate of petrol and diesel by Rs 2.50 per litre each on September 4. This was followed by a reduction of VAT by various states, including neighboring Haryana and Uttar Pradesh

Petrol pump union had recently demanded a reduction in VAT on diesel and petrol from the Delhi government. They had already announced that if the demands were not granted, the strike on petrol pumps would be followed on October 22. Along with the petrol pump union, the auto-taxi union will also strike on this day. Explain that even after this announcement of the Union, the Kejriwal government has not taken any steps to remove VAT on petrol and diesel.

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is a Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Sportscafe, and some other Digital Channels. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies, and Indian politics. He also covers latest Sports News and Live Coverage. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IPEC College, Sahibabad. He can be reached at; [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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