Petrol pumps owners observe strike in West Bengal

July 23rd, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Vehicle owners and public transport operators had a difficult time in West Bengal Friday as petrol pump owners went on a day-long strike, demanding an increase in commission in the wake of recent fuel price hike.
“The fuel prices have increased a lot. In current scenario if our commission is not increased then it is next to impossible for us to run the petrol pumps,” said Tushar Sen, president, West Bengal petroleum dealers association.

“We have informed the state government earlier about our 24-hour strike July 23. In all 1900 refilling stations across the state there will be no persons and no selling will be recorded,” said Sen.

Few petrol pumps across the state have been kept open for emergency services, he added.

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