Guwahati: The North East India Petroleum Dealers Association, Greater Gauhati Unit (NEIPDA-GGU) has decided on withdrawing the 48-hour petrol pump closure in Guwahati. The closure was scheduled to be from October 22, 6 AM to October 24, 6 AM.
After a 3-hour long discussion with Kamrup (M) District Administration, Biswajit Pegu, the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup, on Thursday, took the decision.
Notice by NEIDA-GGU
Previously NEIDA-GGU issued a notice saying, “The Association has informed the OMCs regarding the decision to go for closure of Retail Outlet (Petrol Pump) with effect from 6:00 AM of 22/10/2021 for the duration of 48 hours.”
The association has also raised a 10-point charter of demands relating to various issues concerning the petroleum dealership business.
10 points of demands
The 10 points demands are as follows:
- Placement of TTs under EOI
- Frequent Refusal of Contractors to load TTs at their whims
- Entry of dealer/RO staff to escort the TT from the TOP TT parking area
- Illegal deduction from SAP accounts
- Forceful selling of Lubricants by HPCL
- Unauthorized and faulty Automation
- Blending of Ethanol
- Unequal Credit Facility
- Personal Information upload in e-ledger
- Legal position of the OMCs vis-a-vis the dealer
Surging petrol prices
While in India the petrol prices are experiencing a price surge. In the last month i.e in September, the price of petrol hiked two times in a row. The current petrol price is above INR100/litre and its price is still fluctuating concentrating towards an increase.
After 48 Hours, petrol pump closure notices the stations are crowded. There is huge traffic in all the petrol pumps in Guwahati.