Petrol pump dealers to challenge Modi govt’s decision to open 56,000 new fuel outlets; here is why


Petrol pump dealers to challenge Modi govt’s decision to open 56,000 new fuel outlets; here is why

The All India Petrol Dealers Association (AIPDA) has decided to move to court against the Narendra Modi-led government’s decision to allow oil marketing companies to double the fuel retail outlets over the next five years.

The apex body of the dealers has questioned the legal validity of the decision, saying that the move to increase the number of fuel retail outlets is contrary to the government’s own policy, IANS reported citing a top official on Wednesday.

“On one hand, the Centre has announced the closure of petrol pumps in India replacing them with alternative fuels by 2025. But, now they are publishing advertisements for allotting the second string of new petrol pumps. So what exactly is this policy?” AIPDA President Ajay Bansal told the news agency. Read More

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