No Petrol & Diesel On Sundays
Petrol pumps will be closed down every Sunday in eight states including Telagnana and Andhra Pradesh from May 14 in the country. As part of the call given by Prime minister Narendra Modi to conserve fuel, petrol pump management association decided to stop selling diesel and petrol during Sundays.
During the recent Mann Ki Baat, Modi requested people to conserve oil and save environment from the increasing air pollution in the country.
The Association leader Suresh Kumar said that the consortium of Indian petroleum dealers decided to shut their shops every Sunday in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Haryana for 24 hours.
The decision will also be communicated to the oil supplying companies soon, he said nearly 20,000 outlets will be closed on the holiday. The new norm to close the pumps on Sundays will be implemented in other states in a phased manner.