As many as 400 petrol pumps and CNG dispensing units in the national capital were shut on Monday as a protest against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s refusal to reduce VAT on fuel. The Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) said that the petrol pumps in Delhi would remain closed from 6 am on Monday till 5 am on Tuesday.
#Visuals from a petrol pump in Delhi as a protest has been called by Delhi Petrol Dealers Association against Delhi govt’s refusal to reduce VAT on diesel & petrol. All 400 petrol pumps along with linked CNG dispensing units will remain shut from 6 am today to 5 am tomorrow
#Visuals from a petrol pump in Delhi as a protest has been called by Delhi Petrol Dealers Association against Delhi govt’s refusal to reduce VAT on diesel & petrol. All 400 petrol pumps along with linked CNG dispensing units will remain shut from 6 am today to 5 am tomorrow pic.twitter.com/rj0nKsLe3d— ANI (@ANI) October 22, 2018
To add to the woes of Delhiites, DTC buses are also charging maximum fares, according to sources. Several netizens took to social media to complaint about the inconvenience.
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Here's what twitteratis have to say about the petrol pump strike:
Even if this is BJP sponsored strike still you cannot deny the fact of cheap petrol in adjoining states. Me being a daily commuter to Gurgaon from Delhi prefer refueling from Gurgaon...You should seriously focus on prices rather than just playing the blame game. BTW I voted for u— Amarpreet Singh (@Amar_2214) October 22, 2018
BJP exposing themselves in Delhi by striking Petrol pump.. Everybody knows that Petrol price is lowest in Delhi..and highest in Maharashtra...why don't these petrol pump owner close it there...they are under pressure in delhi...@AamAadmiParty @ArvindKejriwal
— Ajeet Jha (@Ajeetzzz) October 22, 2018
Petrol and CNG pumps are shut all over Delhi. And Metro stations are flooded today.— Vaishali (@ishusaini_24) October 22, 2018
#400 Fuel Pumps Shut In Delhi Today, Arvind Kejriwal Blames BJP.Announcing the shutdown, the Delhi petrol dealers' association had said customers were flocking to buy petrol and diesel from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, where fuel was cheaper. pic.twitter.com/TM8W8fSSwF— Tarun Kumar (@TarunKu91717975) October 22, 2018
Petrol pump strike for a day and DTC has already started looting money from public. Dtc is charging maximum fare today, either for 1 km or 10km. What is this?? Is there any fare hike in DTC ?? @SatyendarJain @ArvindKejriwal— Sagar Sharma (@snoppyflows) October 22, 2018
Every state is reducing VAT, while Shri Arvind Kejriwal ji focusing on blaming central government, hence this strike over 400 petrol pumps are closed,— Troll Indian Politics (@TIP_Pradhanjii) October 22, 2018
You can rant over fuel prices day and night, but can't reduce 2.5 Rupees of state tax, Aise aayegi kranti? @ArvindKejriwal
In all the Political Brawl between AAP & Central Government.. all The 400 Petrol Pump has gone on strike cause of the deduction of â‚¹.2.5 in NCR Region— Gaurav Mishra | à¤—à¥Œrav MISHà¤°à¤¾™ ðŸ‡®ðŸ‡³ (@OfficialGaurab) October 22, 2018
& Among all this, Only Delhities are/will suffering/suffer.
OLA has gone Too expensive Today & Auto are on strike too.