Petrol pumps go on strike, upset commuters

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New Delhi, May 24 (ANI): Commuters are facing the brunt of a strike called by petrol pump owners in New Delhi to protest the hike in Value Added Tax on diesel from the current 12.5 percent to 20 percent.

It has been reported that petrol pumps would remain closed on every Monday beginning today.

"Monday is the opening day of the week. Everybody rests on Saturdays and Sundays. On Monday, everybody goes to work. We get the maximum rush on Mondays. We as a public are facing a lot of problems," said Rajneesh Mishra, a commuter.

They expressed their anger over the strike.

"How do we go to office? The government has failed everywhere...price rise, petrol pump strikes...what do we do?" said Miyan, a commuter.

A few petrol pumps, however, are open.

Petrol pump owners are pushing for a hike in commission on the sale of petrol and diesel.

They are also demanding uniform pricing of petroleum all over the country and quality checking of equipment at petrol pumps. (ANI)

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