Pune, 1st January 2024: In response to circulating rumors, the Petrol Dealers Association Pune (PDA) has issued a press note categorically denying any plans for a strike or closure of petrol pumps in the district.
President Dhruv Ruparel of the Petrol Dealers Association Pune assured the general public that there is no strike called by the association. In the official press note, Ruparel urged citizens not to succumb to panic caused by unfounded rumors or misinformation.
He emphasized, “It is requested to the general public at large to not get panicked by any kind of rumours or news.” Ruparel reassured the people that the association is committed to maintaining a consistent supply of petrol and diesel in the district.
The press note highlighted the dedication of Oil Marketing Company (OMC) officials to ensure an uninterrupted supply of fuel. Despite the false claims circulating, the OMC officials remain vigilant in their efforts to meet the fuel demands of the region.
“This is to clarify that all petrol pumps will remain open. The ongoing transporters’ strike across India will not affect the supply of petrol and diesel in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad. The district administration has ensured police protection for petroleum tankers at the Loni depot, facilitating the refilling of petroleum products. All petrol pumps in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad will continue to operate as usual”, informed Ali Daruwala, Spokesperson, All India Petrol Dealers Association (AIPDA).
Earlier in the day, the State Level Coordinator for the Oil Industry, Santosh Nivendkar requested urgent intervention from the state government to resolve the ongoing strike by LPG and other petroleum product transporters at all supply locations in Maharashtra.
According to the Coordinator, the recent amendment in the HIT AND RUN law has led to a strike by LPG truck drivers and other petroleum product transporters at key locations, including the Mumbai refinery, LPG bottling plants, and petrol and diesel supply depots.