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Rajasthan petroleum dealers announce strike, petrol pumps to remain closed today and tomorrow | DETAILS

All the petrol pumps will remain closed across the state from 10 am to 6 pm Wednesday and Thursday.

Reported By : Manish Bhattacharya Edited By : Arushi Jaiswal
Jaipur
Updated on: September 13, 2023 11:42 IST
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Rajasthan petroleum dealers have announced a strike across the state over the demand to reduce taxes. As part of the protest, petrol pumps will remain closed across the state from 10 am to 6 pm on September 13 (today) and 14.

Even after this, if the government does not reduce the weight. Petrol pump operators will go on indefinite strike from September 15.

Speaking on the matter, State President of the Rajasthan Petroleum Dealers Association Rajendra Singh Bhati said the protest will be held against high VAT on fuel in the state.

Further, Bhati has warned of an indefinite strike from September 15 if the state government fails to act on the issue.

"High VAT has not only affected pump operators but also the public. We have been repeatedly demanding from the state government to reduce VAT but the issue has not been addressed," he said.

Most expensive petrol and diesel in Rajasthan

Fuel prices in India have been on the rise, and currently, the most expensive fuel is being sold in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan. Here, the price of one liter of petrol has reached Rs 112.74, and diesel is priced at Rs 97.57 per liter. Meanwhile, Port Blair has the cheapest petrol and diesel prices, with petrol priced at Rs 84.10 per liter and diesel at Rs 79.74 per liter.

Petrol above Rs 100 in 16 states

Petrol prices in India are above Rs 100 per liter in 16 states. In Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Manipur, Telangana, Punjab, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Odisha, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh, petrol is being sold for over 100 Indian Rupees per liter. Similarly, diesel prices are also above Rs 100  per liter in Odisha, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh.

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