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Apr 12, 2007 at 06:13pm IST

Nationwide petrol pump strike tomorrow

New Delhi: Petrol pump operators across the country will go ahead with their proposed strike on Friday.

The strike called by the Federation of All India Petroleum Traders will begin from the midnight of April 12 and will last till midnight of April 13.

They want the Government to raise the commission on sale of petrol and diesel to five per cent of the fuel price.

The owners met Petroleum Minister Murli Deora on Thursday who has appealed them to call off the strike saying their demands are being considered.

The federation has also demanded that no penal action be taken against dealers reporting higher losses beyond current permissable limits pending the submission of report by Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun.

The traders' body has demanded marker testing equipment to assess the quality of fuel supplied and the appointment of an appellate authority for the redressal of dealer complaints.

The owners however were not satisfied by the minister's assurances. They say they will observe a day-long strike and might go on indefinite strike from April 28.