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All petrol pumps in Delhi remain closed today over Govt's refusal to lower VAT on fuel prices

New Delhi: All 400-ounce petrol pumps are in use. All the fuel pumps in Delhi remain closed to the Remain…

New Delhi: All 400-ounce petrol pumps are in use. All the fuel pumps in Delhi remain closed to the Remain Shut Today in the government’s refusal to lower VAT on the fuel price. along with linked CNG dispensers in the national capital will be closed on Monday in protest against the state government refusal to reduce VAT on fuel, the Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) said in a statement.

There are about 400 gas pumps in Delhi that also has connected natural gas (CNG) stations and all will remain closed for almost 24 hours in protest from 6:00 am onwards October 22 and

DPD President Nischal Singhania said: “The state had lowered gasoline and diesel with Rs 2 , 50 per liter per the September 4th. This was followed by reduced VAT (VAT) by various states, including the Haryana and Uttar Pradesh neighborhoods, giving rise to their residents.
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“However, the Delhi government refused to reduce VAT on both gasoline and diesel fuel, which resulted in fuel becoming more expensive than bordering on Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.”
In comparison with Delhi, fuel prices in neighboring countries such as Uttar Pradesh and Haryana are cheaper, he said.

Due to the high price in Delhi and low prices in states such as UP and Haryana, customers lose their petrol pumps in Delhi, leading to a significant sales decline, says Singhania.

Due to the difference in prices, there has been a sharp decline of 50-60 percent in diesel sales in Delhi and 25 percent in gasoline in the quarter, the DPDA president said adding that Monday’s 400 pumps do not buy or sell gasoline, diesel and CNG.

He said the festival season is the peak season for the sale of fuel due to social travel by residents. “DPDA urges the Delhi government to immediately reduce VAT on gasoline and diesel and encourage commuters to buy Euro VI fuel and save the supply of employees and owners of gas pumps in Delhi and also save the government’s revenue loss,” said the statement. !

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