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200 petrol pumps in Mumbai to observe strike on January 4

With soaring prices of fuel, all the petrol pumps in city’s metropolitan region have extended support to the January 4 strike call by private CNG pump owners to protest against Mahanagar Gas Limited 'forcing' them to sign 15-year lease agreement.

200 petrol pumps in Mumbai to observe strike on January 4
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With soaring prices of fuel, all the private CNG pump operators in Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts have called an indefinite strike from January 4, 2021. There are 40 private CNG pumps in Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts. This will impact the taxi and rickshaw services in the city. The United CNG Dealers Association announced the strike at a press conference on Tuesday, December 29 after a meeting in Thane.

According to the new policy introduced by Mahanagar Gas Limited, private CNG pump owners will have to enter into a 15-year lease agreement with the company. Also, the new policy has a number of oppressive conditions such as cancellation of the direct contract if the toilets in the pump area are unclean.

Therefore, private CNG pump owners have decided to go on strike against these new policies. "If these demands are not met, the petrol dealers' association will also shut down the CNG pumps at their pumps to support our demands," said Sanjay Kadam, a member of the United CNG Dealers Association committee.

On Wednesday, December 30, the petrol dealers’ association (PDA) also announced that the petrol, diesel and CNG pumps in city’s metropolitan region have extended support to the January 4 strike call by private CNG pump owners protest.

The petrol dealers’ association (PDA) had called an urgent meeting of all pump owners on Tuesday, December 29 and decided to give 100 per cent support to the strike. The MGL cannot arm-twist these private CNG pump owners and take their land on lease. The unconditional support by PDA indicates that over 200 pumps will support the call, said the association.

Petrol and diesel prices across Mumbai continued to remain static on Wednesday, December 30. This is the 23rd day in a row when the oil marketing companies have kept the retail fuel prices unchanged. The fuel prices have been the same since they were last raised on December 7.

However, in Mumbai, the petrol price has reached ₹90.34 per litre and diesel prices is currently at ₹80.51 per litre.

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