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Jaipur, September 14: Petrol-diesel pump owners have announced a two-day strike in Rajasthan to protest against higher tax on diesel and petrol. They have also warned that if the government does not fulfill their demands, they will go on an indefinite strike from September 15.
The effect of this strike is in all the districts of Rajasthan. Petrol pumps in all the districts are closed, due to which people are going to neighboring states to get petrol and diesel filled in their vehicles.
Rajasthan Petroleum Dealers Association is demanding from the government to reduce the tax imposed on petrol and diesel. He says that currently this strike is being carried out partially from 10 am to 6 pm and is for two days. If the government does not pay attention to our demands and does not reduce the taxes, then this strike will become indefinite and full time.
Rajasthan Petroleum Dealers Association says that diesel and petrol are available at cheap rates in the neighboring states of Rajasthan. Due to which there has been a decline in sales in Rajasthan as compared to its neighboring states. If the government reduces the tax then diesel will become cheaper by ₹ 11 and petrol will become cheaper by ₹ 16 in Rajasthan. Due to which diesel will be available for ₹ 90 per liter and petrol for ₹ 97 per liter.
Petroleum Dealers Association says that due to increasing taxes in the last three years, the prices of petrol and diesel have increased significantly and due to this, about 270 petrol shops were closed because the sales of petrol and diesel decreased due to high prices. Considering all these reasons, it has been decided to keep petrol pumps partially closed for two days in all the districts of Rajasthan. It is being told that the Petroleum Dealers Association has closed about 250 petrol pumps, while 140 petrol pumps have been closed in Chittorgarh. 120 petrol pumps in Bikaner and 154 petrol pumps in Tonk have been kept closed. Emergency services have been continued at all these petrol-diesel stations.