Sunday holiday for petrol pumps from today

Rush at Company operated petrol pump near RTO during the strike hours on Monday. Express Photo by Arul Horizon, 11-08-2014, Pune

Vastavam web : Not only the firms, offices, shops, malls now on wards even the petrol pumps also will be closed on Sundays. All the vehicular need to fill their tanks on Saturday as precautionary method to enjoy the weekend on Sunday. Petrol pumps will be closed every Sunday starting May 14 and all the 3,000 filling stations in Karnataka will be open only for 12 hours during the daytime from May 15 on wards, the Karnataka Federation of Petroleum Traders announced on Thursday. But considering the convenience of motorists, the federation has allowed petrol pumps on highways to operate at night as well as on Sundays. The exception won’t apply to Bengaluru. The decision came after the federation decided to join the agitation launched by the Consortium of Indian Petroleum Dealers (CIPD) demanding an end to “anomalies” in dealers’ commission.