Petrol pumps strike in Rajasthan from tomorrow for 48 hours

Petrol pumps in Rajasthan will remain closed from tomorrow, will go on strike for 48 hours from 12 o'clock tonight, and will surround the secretariat.


The petrol pump operators of Rajasthan have announced an all-out fight against the government. Petrol pumps across the state will remain closed from 12 midnight tonight till March 12. 

According to the officials of the Rajasthan Petroleum Dealers Association, “The government has not been cutting VAT for a long time. Also, the commission of dealers has not been increased. In such a situation, petrol and diesel pump operators across the state have decided to go on strike from March 10. During this time, the Secretariat will also be surrounded in Jaipur on March 11.”

As per the President of Rajasthan Petroleum Dealers Association, Rajendra Singh Bhati, “Due to increased VAT in Rajasthan, petrol pump operators are continuously incurring losses. We have been demanding the government to reduce VAT for a long time, but no hearing is taking place. Petrol is being sold much cheaper in neighboring states than in Rajasthan.”

“Also, oil companies should not put pressure on us to buy high speed petrol and oil, because the public prefers to buy normal petrol. In such a situation, it becomes difficult to sell expensive oil,” he added. 

Dealers’ commission has not been increased for 7 years

On the other hand, there has been no increase in the commission of dealers for the last 7 years. Due to this, most of the petrol pumps in Rajasthan are on the verge of closure. Regarding this, petrol pump operators have decided to go on strike from March 10 to March 12. The petrol pump operators from across the state will surround the secretariat in Jaipur on March 11 to convey their legitimate demands to the government.

Earlier, the officials of Rajasthan Petroleum Dealers Association had also gone on strike on 13, 14 and 15 September and demanded reduction in VAT from the government. But then the government formed a committee and ended the strike of the Petrol Pump Dealers Association.

Most expensive petrol and diesel in Rajasthan

The most expensive fuel in India is being sold in Sriganganagar, Rajasthan. Here the price of one liter petrol has reached Rs 113.30 per liter and the price of diesel has reached Rs 98.07 per liter. At the same time, in Parbhani, Maharashtra, petrol is being sold at Rs 109.26 per liter and diesel at Rs 95.66 per liter.

The cheapest petrol and diesel is being sold in Port Blair. Here the price of petrol is Rs 84.10 per liter and the price of diesel is Rs 79.74 per liter.

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