Toughening their stance on enhanced commission, petrol dealers
across Maharashtra, including the state capital, Monday started a
'single shift' operation, affecting lakhs of fuel-starved vehicle
owners, officials said.
"We shall work in a single shift, 9-5, at least till the
government implements its own commitment regarding our commission
hikes, keeping in view the huge inputs cost," Federation of All
Maharashtra Petrol Dealers Association (FAMPEDA) president A.S.
Dikshit told IANS.
The agitation, launched Monday morning, saw the participation of
nearly 80 percent of the 290 petrol pumps in the city, and almost
complete response of the 3,700 petrol pumps elsewhere in the
state, he said.
"This is better than going on a total strike and making the state
totally fuel-starved. Unless the government adheres to its
commitment of giving us increased commission, we shall run in a
single shift," Dikshit declared.