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Assam: Petrol Pumps to remain closed for 48-hours from 22 Oct in Guwahati

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GUWAHATI: The Northeast India Petroleum Dealers Association, Greater gauahti Unite (NEIPDA-GGU) on Wednesday called for 48-hour petrol pump closure in Guwahati. The protest closure will begin at 6 am on October 22 till 6 am on October 24.

An official letter written by NEIPDA-GGU read, “We write to you to bring to your notice once again regarding the arbitrary and high handed action of the OMCs and the repercussion it has had on the Petroleum trade. We had approached you on several previous occasions placing our grievances before you and you have not only accommodated us very kindly but you have also Caused the OMCs to give undertakings to resolve those Issues.

It further read, “We regret to Inform you that despite such undertakings the OMCs have continued to indulge in such activity which are detrimental to our business.”

Meanwhile, prices of petrol and diesel is witnessing huge surge in the country. The price of the fuel is inclusive of excise duty, value-added tax (VAT), and dealer commission.

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