All petrol pumps in the division are closed
More than 700 petrol pumps will remain closed in Bikaner, Rajasthan on Monday i.e. on 25 October. During this time, diesel and petrol will not be sold at any petrol pump in the division. At the same time, the services of fire brigade and ambulance have been kept free from this captive. Necessary meeting of Petroleum Dealers Association was organized at Traders Association building in Sriganganagar.
In which along with the Joint Trade Board, farmers’ organizations were also present. Ashutosh Gupta, District President of Petroleum Dealers Association said that they have made several demands to the state government regarding 9 demands including ban on illegal spurious diesel and base oil paraffin coming in the form of biodiesel in the division.
The government did not accept the demands, so they are closing petrol pumps under compulsion
But even then, the ears of the state government will not louse. Therefore, they are forced to close the petrol pumps of the entire Bikaner division from October 25 as per their earlier announcement. Petrol diesel is being smuggled in huge quantity in Punjab and Haryana near Sriganganagar due to lower price of petrol and diesel by Rs 11 as compared to Sriganganagar. And the petrol pump owners are facing huge losses.
Stop smuggling of diesel petrol coming from Haryana Punjab
Many petrol pump operators including Jaideep Bihani, Krishna Mile, Tarsem Gupta, Ranjit Singh Raju, Dharamvir Dudeja, Ashutosh Gupta were present in the Traders Association building. In the meeting, he made his demand to the state government on 9 points regarding the matter of complete closure in Bikaner division. It has been said in the meeting that smuggling of diesel petrol coming from Haryana, Punjab should be stopped as well as the same price should be fixed in one state through pool account like LPG throughout the state. Apart from this, a demand has also been made from the state government to give back the remaining 6% weight increased during the corona period with immediate effect.
The strike is due to the attitude of the government
In the memorandum, its demands have been stated through 9 points. Along with this, the cultivators have also been held responsible for stopping the smuggling of petrol and diesel. According to the rules, the cultivator is allowed to bring and store 2500 liters at a time. Whereas at present, keeping in view the value of the cultivator diesel, about 25 liters of diesel and about Rs 30000 lakhs of diesel neither have the ability to buy at a time nor there is such a provision in income tax.
While it should be limited to 1000 liters. For this, order and action should be taken like the Excise Department. The association believes that due to the exemption of bringing two and a half thousand liters at a time, huge quantity of diesel is being smuggled. Putting the responsibility of the huge trouble caused to the general public due to this indefinite strike of petrol pumps on the government, the association says that only the government is solely responsible for this strike. If the government had accepted the demands in time, the association would not have gone on strike.
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