Petrol pumps bonanza: Dealers to move court

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 28, 2018 12:40 hrs
Petrol Pump (PTI image)

Mumbai: Barely 72 hours after the Centre announced a pre-election bonanza of distributing a staggering 55,649 new petrol pumps in the country, the apex body of their dealers plan to challenge the move in court, a top office-bearer said here on Wednesday.

The All India Petrol Dealers Association (AIPDA) President Ajay Bansal said that the government's latest move (of November 25) appeared contrary to its own policy and the dealers would question its legal validity.

"On one hand, the Centre has announced the closure of petrol pumps in India replacing them with alternative fuels by 2025. But, now they are publishing advertisements for allotting the second string of new petrol pumps. So what exactly is this policy?" Bansal said.

Presently, India has 56,000 retail petrol bunks of the three government oil marketing companies -- Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL), and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), besides another 6,000 outlets owned by private companies.

From these fuel stations, the average monthly sales for the three Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) are between 120-130 lilolitre with an average increase in demand on petrol-diesel of around four per cent per annum.


State Capitals (Applicable from 6:00 a.m. on 28-11-2018) Petrol Current Price(Per Lt) Petrol Previous Price(Per Lt) Change(Rs)
Petrol price in DelhiRs.74.07 Rs.74.49 -0.42
Petrol price in KolkataRs.76.06 Rs.76.47 -0.41
Petrol price in MumbaiRs.79.62 Rs.80.03 -0.41
Petrol price in ChennaiRs.76.88 Rs.77.32 -0.44
Petrol price in FaridabadRs.73.21 Rs.73.69 -0.48
Petrol price in GurgaonRs.72.67 Rs.73.17 -0.50
Petrol price in NoidaRs.73.11 Rs.73.44 -0.33
Petrol price in GhaziabadRs.72.99 Rs.73.32 -0.33
Petrol price in AgartalaRs.70.72 Rs.71.08 -0.36
Petrol price in AizwalRs.70.33 Rs.71.21 -0.88
Petrol price in AmbalaRs.72.55 Rs.72.94 -0.39
Petrol price in BangaloreRs.74.65 Rs.75.08 -0.43
Petrol price in BhopalRs.77.14 Rs.77.57 -0.43
Petrol price in BhubhaneswarRs.72.99 Rs.73.45 -0.46
Petrol price in ChandigarhRs.69.98 Rs.70.38 -0.40
Petrol price in DehradunRs.73.51 Rs.73.84 -0.33
Petrol price in GandhinagarRs.71.52 Rs.71.84 -0.32
Petrol price in GangtokRs.77.40 Rs.77.80 -0.40
Petrol price in GuwahatiRs.73.75 Rs.74.50 -0.75
Petrol price in HyderabadRs.78.53 Rs.78.98 -0.45
Petrol price in ImphalRs.70.11 Rs.70.54 -0.43
Petrol price in ItanagarRs.67.62 Rs.68.00 -0.38
Petrol price in JaipurRs.74.89 Rs.75.47 -0.58
Petrol price in JammuRs.73.64 Rs.73.80 -0.16
Petrol price in JalandharRs.79.32 Rs.79.78 -0.46
Petrol price in KohimaRs.70.92 Rs.70.87 0.05
Petrol price in LucknowRs.73.00 Rs.73.33 -0.33
Petrol price in PanjimRs.65.99 Rs.66.56 -0.57
Petrol price in PatnaRs.78.04 Rs.78.37 -0.33
Petrol price in Port BlairRs.63.95 Rs.64.30 -0.35
Petrol price in RaipurRs.72.31 Rs.72.72 -0.41
Petrol price in RanchiRs.72.21 Rs.72.59 -0.38
Petrol price in ShillongRs.71.29 Rs.71.82 -0.53
Petrol price in ShimlaRs.73.66 Rs.74.01 -0.35
Petrol price in SrinagarRs.76.42 Rs.76.82 -0.40
Petrol price in TrivandrumRs.77.52 Rs.77.45 0.07
Petrol price in SilvassaRs.72.32 Rs.72.56 -0.24
Petrol price in DamanRs.72.22 Rs.72.58 -0.36
Petrol price in PondicherryRs.73.13 Rs.73.60 -0.47



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