Thiruvananthapuram: As many as 1,600 petrol
pumps remained closed in the state on Monday in response to a
strike call by All Kerala Federation of Petroleum Traders
The strike was total across the state, Federation
president Alex Vllakavial said here.
All the 1,600 petrol pumps, affiliated to AKFPT, downed
their shutters in support of various demands, including
implementation of the `Apurva Chandra Committee` report on the
revision of commission for dealers and stopping frequent hike
in prices of petroleum products.
The committee had recommended an additional commission of
39.5 paise per litre for petrol and 17 paise per litre for
diesel, but the government sanctioned only 25 paise and 15
paise per litre for petrol and diesel respectively,