Chandigarh, November 15
Gasoline pump house owners in Haryana on Monday went on a 24-hour lengthy strike searching for discount in worth added tax on petrol and diesel and improve in sellers’ fee.
Round 3,700 petrol pumps have gone on strike which began at 6 am on Monday, and can proceed until 6 am on Tuesday, mentioned Ashok Jain, treasurer of All Haryana Petroleum Sellers Affiliation.
Nonetheless, he mentioned the petrol pumps would give gas to emergency automobiles like ambulances.
Protesting gas pump house owners are demanding discount in worth added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel on par with Punjab.
The Congress-led authorities in Punjab had earlier slashed VAT on petrol and diesel, making them cheaper by Rs 10 and Rs 5 per litre respectively, within the state.
The gas pump house owners have additionally been demanding a increase within the supplier’s fee, saying that it had not been elevated since 2017, whereas their expenditure had nearly doubled.
They’ve additionally been searching for compensation from the federal government for the loss prompted to them on their current inventory as a result of discount in excise obligation on gas. PTI