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Petrol pumps to remain shut on Sundays

Petrol pumps to remain shut on Sundays

"If there is no fuel, they will think twice before going out", K. Suresh Kumar, vice president, TNPDA said.

Petrol pumps will be closed down every Sunday in eight states including Telagnana and Andhra Pradesh from May 14 in the country. "AIPDA, which has the backing of 23 states barring Maharashtra, has not taken any such decision to respond to the call of the Prime Minister to shut pumps and save fuel", said AIPDA spokesperson Ali Daruwala in a press release.

Petrol bunk dealers in seven states and Puducherry have made a decision to down their shutters on Sundays from May 14 in a bid to save fuel and foreign exchange, it was announced on Tuesday. However, oil marketing companies (OMCs) had requested the owner body to reconsider its decision. "Even if our demand of implementation of the Apoorva Chandra Committee report is met, we may still go ahead with the decision to shut down petrol pumps on Sunday, after the Prime Minister's appeal", Shinde said.

Kumar, also the vice-president of Tamil Nadu Petroleum Dealers Association, said almost 20,000 outlets in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Haryana would be shut for 24 hours on Sundays, starting 14 May.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged people to follow traffic rules and also save petrol and diesel. So we have chose to declare a holiday on Sundays as it will save fuel and foreign exchange", KP Murali, president of the Tamil Nadu Petroleum Dealers' Association, said. "In Tamil Nadu, we expect a business loss of Rs 150 crore if we do not operate on a Sunday". The government has allowed that one person can stay at the fuelling station to fill the fuel in case of emergency. Meanwhile, Telangana Petroleum Dealers Association president Rajiv Amram said the association would meet on Wednesday to discuss the implications of the move. "So if we close down for a day, there is a gain for us too", Radhakrishnan said, and added that they will meet again to take the final call.

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