Major petrol pump operators, mostly in South India, have denounced their participation to keep petrol pumps closed on Sundays. The government slammed a section of petroleum pump association saying that such closure of petrol pumps by a small section of dealers will lead to inconvenience to general public. The Petroleum Ministry in a series of tweets said, “Major dealer’s federations have clarified that they don’t endorse any closure of petrol pumps on any day”.
On the issue of the Prime Ministers call on saving fuel, the Ministry tweeted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’ had appealed not to use fuel once a week and not to dealers to close their pumps on Sundays. “Hon PM in MannKiBaat appealed to People of India not to use fuel once a week & not to dealers to close their pumps on Sundays”, the Petroleum Ministry tweet said. These tweets were, however, retweeted by Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
The clarification of Prime Minister’s appeal for saving fuel comes after the Consortium of Indian Petroleum Dealers claimed that they are planning to keep petrol pump shut on Sundays after Prime Minister’s appeal of not using fuel for a day and claimed that this move would conserve fuel.Read More…
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