Petrol outlets to remain closed on April 23

Around 3,000 fuel outletsstatewide will stay shut on April 23 responding to a call given by the Federation of All India Petroleum Traders (FAIPT). In Greater Hyderabad, 400 outlets will be closed for a day.

“The FAIPT has resolved to resort to ‘no purchase no sale’ agitation and 44,000 outlets countrywide will be closed on April 23. In case, the government does not address our demands, then indefinite strike will start from April 28 midnight,” FAIPT vice-president and Andhra Pradesh Federation of Petroleum Traders president M Prabhakar Reddy said here on Wednesday.

“Our main demands are implementation of the Apoorva Chandra committee recommendations. According to the committee’s report, the government has to increase five per cent commission on invoice value for petrol and diesel transportation. Permission should not be granted for new retail outlets, modification in marketing discipline guidelines and provide basic amenties like water, air and toilets in retail outlets,” Prabhakar Reddy added.