Guwahati: Giving a major relief to the people of Guwahati, the Northeast India Petroleum Dealers Association, Greater Gauhati Unit (NEIPDA) lifted the 48-hours shut down of petrol pumps that were going to hit the streets of Guwahati from October 22 to 24.
The decision was taken after a 3-hour long meeting with a team of Kamrup (Metro) district administration headed by Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu.
Earlier, a day ago, NEIPDA announced the closure of all the petrol pumps in Guwahati against various issues concerning the petroleum dealership business.
The official notification by NEIPDA-CGU reads, “We write to you to bring to your notice once again regarding the arbitrary and high-handed action of the OMCs and the repercussion it has had on the Petroleum trade. We had approached you on several previous occasions, placing our grievances before you and you have not only accommodated us very kindly but you have also caused the OMCs to give undertakings to resolve those issues.”
Meanwhile, prices of petrol and diesel are witnessing a huge surge in the country. The fuel price includes excise duty, value-added tax (VAT), and dealer commission.