Assam dealers call for 48-hr petrol pumps closure from 22nd Oct | Check details

Assam, Oct 21: A petroleum dealers association has called for a 48-hour closure of petrol pumps in the Greater Guwahati area (Assam) from 6 am Friday till Sunday.

The North East India Petrol Dealers Association, in a press release, said that the decision to call for the closure was taken to press for its 10-point charter of demands relating to various issues concerning the petroleum dealership business in Assam.

The 10 points demands are as follows:

  • Placement of TTs under EOI
  • Frequent Refusal of Contractors to load TTs at their whims
  • Entry of dealer/RO staff to escort the TT from the TOP TT parking area
  • Illegal deduction from SAP accounts
  • Forceful selling of Lubricants by HPCL
  • Unauthorized and faulty Automation
  • Blending of Ethanol
  • Inequal Credit Facility
  • Personal Information upload in e-ledger
  • The legal position of the OMCs vis-a-vis the dealer

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The release further said the demands had been placed before the oil manufacturing companies, however, they are yet to respond. “As our demands had been placed before the OMCs but they have not headed to them nor have responded to our requests made earlier which had culminated in several meetings,” the note reads.

Meanwhile, prices of petrol and diesel in the country have been burning a hole in the common man’s pocket. The fuel prices were hiked in Delhi and Mumbai on Thursday too. The petrol and diesel prices were raised by ₹0.35 and will be sold at ₹106.54 per litre and ₹95.27 per litre respectively in Delhi today. In Mumbai, the petrol price stands at ₹112.44 per litre and diesel would be sold at ₹103.26 per litre, today.

The rising fuel prices in the country are not going to come down immediately, reported. The central government is in talks with several oil-exporting countries on the issue of supply and demand of oils but there is no possibility of immediate relief in prices, it further said.