Don’t forget to fill your petrol tanks today!

Petrol Pump operators are going ahead with their day long nation-wide strike tomorrow.The operators are demanding a raise in commission on sale of petrol and diesel to 5 per cent of the fuel price.
“If our demands are not met we will go on indefinite strike from April 28,” Ajay Bansal, Secretary, Federation of the All India Petroleum Traders (FAIPT) said.

Strikes and bandh seem to be such a part and parcel of living in Bangalore/India. Petrol being such an essential item, if there is an indefinite strike, that will be a big blow.

Be prepared for the day-long strike tomorrow and fill your tanks today!

7 Comments so far

  1. Ravi (unregistered) on April 12th, 2007 @ 12:17 pm

    Gosh, Chitra, thanks for this warning! Must not forget to fill in the tank of my vehicle. *Ravi making mental note to self* ;)

  2. Nisho (unregistered) on April 12th, 2007 @ 12:26 pm

    I already did :-) but I didn’t know it was an indefinite strike.. I thought it was a one day strike.. anyway, I think I’ll fill her up fully on my way back home tonight.. Thanks for the reminder :-)

  3. Nisho (unregistered) on April 12th, 2007 @ 12:28 pm

    aaah.. just saw it.. indefinite strike from April 28th… guess I don’t have to visit the petrol bunk again tonight ;-)

  4. Naren (unregistered) on April 12th, 2007 @ 4:45 pm

    I dont think it will be Indefinite strike. The GOOD NEWS is that, some of the company owned Petrol Bunks in Bangalore will be remained open. The one Company owned Bunk near to my Place is IBP petrol Bunk in Koramangala off 80 feet road(Near to Ring road signal). Anyone in need of petrol or the ppl nearby can make use of it.

  5. SHADOW (unregistered) on April 12th, 2007 @ 6:01 pm

    How about Shell outlets ? Do they participate in strike ? I need vehicle owners in india(Including 2/4/6/8 wheelers) go on strike for a day, Guess how much petrol we can save :-)

  6. saaya (unregistered) on April 13th, 2007 @ 11:25 am

    the strike has been called off btw

  7. Chitra (unregistered) on April 13th, 2007 @ 12:06 pm

    @ Saaya, Oh really? That is wonderful!

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