Bengaluru: Here is bad news for motorists. The two-day ‘no-purchase’ agitation by petrol bunk owners may see several bunks going dry over the next couple of days.
The protest against oil companies is part of a three-phase nationwide protest called by petroleum dealers against reducing profit margins and for the implementation of the recommendations of the Apurva Chandra Committee, appointed by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gases in 2010.
“This protest means that we will not purchase stocks from oil companies for two days. There is a chance that supply will be affected in some bunks,” said Akhila Karnataka Petroleum Traders’ Association and Bangalore Petroleum Dealers president B R Ravindranath. Other bunk owners said they have stocked up on fuel and hope this will suffice till Friday.
The petrol bunk owners have decided to operate single shift from Saturday till their demands are met.