Petrol pumps across Nagpur will remain close on Sundays and will work only from 9 to 6 pm on weekdays.
This move is a part of the protest by petroleum dealers who are demanding hike in commission by over one rupee a liter on petrol and diesel. The claim that they can only earn profit at current margins if they cut the timings.
There are around 91 pumps affiliated to Vidarbha Petroleum Dealers Association (VPDA) that will be following the new system. The VPDA is a member of the consortium of association of petroleum.
However, There are many positive as well as negative responses coming from Nagpurkars regarding this move.
Abhishek Tiwari thinks that it is a very good step as it will further ease and organise people.
"Petrol will also be saved. But for people with no contingencies this will be a big chaos. It might ignite civil disagreements with the government,” Tiwari told Reacho.
Well, Abhishek Wadodkar another Nagpurkar has a slightly different opinion,
“Keeping the petrol pumps closed on Sundays might not be a great idea, as people will adapt to the change quickly. Although it would mean a holiday for the workers (which they might not get otherwise) but that would come at the cost of curtailment of their salaries,” he said.
I think the issue is between the petrol pump operators and the dealers, but why the common man has to face this inconvenience? Also the timings are very odd for working people and many of them generally tend to fill their tanks full on sundays to save time. This is going to be of a great inconvenience, hope the issue is resolved soon!”, said Nayana Indapwar.
Information source: timesofindia
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