APLOA to launch agitation against petrol supply

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Vijayawada, Jun 12 (UNI) The Andhra Pradesh Lorry Owners Association (APLOA) today warned the petroleum companies that it would resort to an agitation if the latter continued to supply only special diesel and premium petrol by stopping the usual supply of ordinary fuels across the State.

APLOA general secretary Y V Eshwara Rao told a press conference here that public sector companies like IOC, HPCL, BPCL were collecting Rs 37.86 for a litre of diesel, a hike of Rs 3.27 from the earlier price as against the Centre's announcement of Rs 3 hike, citing tax component, and Rs 40.11 for special diesel.

Similarly on petrol, he said, though the Centre had hiked the price by Rs five, the petroluem companies were collecting Rs 55.97 for a litre, which was 55 paise more, and Rs 60.04 for premium petrol.

Mr Rao claimed that in view of the gimmicks adopted by the oil companies, the transport sector had to bear an additional burden of Rs 20 crore per day for its four lakh transport vehicles in the State.

He appealed to the State Government to look into the issue and take steps to supply ordinary diesel and petrol.

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