Petrol pumps to remain closed in Delhi as dealers’ association calls for one-day strike


VAT in Delhi is higher than neighboring Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

Petrol pumps to remain closed in Delhi as dealers’ association calls for one-day strike

The Delhi Petrol Dealers Association on Wednesday announced a one-day strike demanding a decrease in VAT over fuel prices. The association said that they will observe the strike from 6 am on 22 October to 5 am on 23 October. Following the strike call, all petrol and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) pumps in the national capital will remain closed.

The dealers have called for a protest after Delhi government refused to decrease Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel. VAT in Delhi is higher than neighboring Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

The Centre had recently cut the excise duty by Rs 1.50 per litre and asked PSU oil firms to subsidise fuel by Re 1. Thereafter other states followed suit and announced a cut in fuel prices. Maharashtra and Gujarat governments were among the first to announce a matching Rs 2.50 cut. Read more

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