Petrol Pumps to shut on Sundays

From May 14, petrol pump dealers in seven states and Puducherry will shut shop on Sundays. The Petrol Dealers' Association has taken this step with twin objectives in mind firstly, it hopes to armtwist oil companies into shelling out higher commission, and secondly, it wants to respond to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to conserve petroleum products.

There are 233 petrol pumps in Mumbai, out of which 223 are run by dealers and the rest are owned and run by oil marketing companies. All those operated by dealers will be closed on Sundays. There are another 250 petrol pumps in areas like Thane, Navi Mumbai, Mira-Bhayander, Kalyan and Dombivli. There around 4,500 petrol pumps across the state, out of which 2,500 are along highways.

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