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.