Petrol pumps across Goa will observe a ‘no purchase day’ called by the Consortium of India Petroleum Dealers (CIPD) on May 10. However, petrol dealers have assured that adequate stock is available to be sold on that day and petrol pumps will continue to operate.
“We are joining the strike in the sense that we will not be purchasing petrol and diesel on May 10. But the petrol pumps will continue selling the commodity,” All Goa Petrol Pump Dealers’ Association president Paresh Joshi told PTI.
Joshi cautioned, “We appeal to all our customers not to panic or go for over purchasing as sufficient stock will be available at all petrol pumps in Goa.”
Joshi further mentioned that the association had decided to join the ‘no purchase day’ called by CIPD to show unity amongst petrol dealers body.
“The oil marketing companies had given some written assurances while requesting us to withdraw our all India bandh on November 4 last year, stating that they would consider our demands by January this year,” Joshi was quoted by PTI.
“However, our demands have not been considered till date despite several requests,” he added.