Fuel station owners withdraw protest as Centre accepts demands

Submitted by Editor on Fri, 2016-11-04 20:53 Bengaluru: The two-day-long agitation by petrol pump owners was withdrawn on Friday after talks were held between association members and representatives of various state-owned oil firms. Ravindranath, president of the association, said fuel stations in the city will resume their normal operations as per the original schedule. Earlier, petrol dealers had announced that fuel stations would operate only between 9 am and 5 pm starting from Saturday. Though shortage of fuel was expected, only handful of fuel stations went without fuel as most of fuel station owners had accepted the supply on Friday morning. Later, as the Centre accepted most of the demands of petrol dealers, the strike was withdrawn.