Strikes stall normal life in district | The Hindu

While the dealers would refill their stocks on Wednesday, the shortage is expected to continue for another day.

According to Thiruvananthapuram District Petroleum Traders Association secretary P.K. Biju, the stir has been organised in protest against the alleged discrepancies in the dynamic pricing system of petroleum products and the alleged failure of oil marketing companies to install automated system at the pumps.

Price changes

“Less than 10% of the petrol pumps in the city and 5% in the State were equipped with the automated system to reflect price changes from the State-owned oil companies. Besides, the government must evolve a mechanism to insulate petroleum dealers from the losses incurred by implementing the daily revision of prices,” he said.

The strike called by a section of traders under the aegis of the Kerala Vyapari Vyavasayi Ekopana Samithi (KVVES) in protest against the alleged faulty implementation of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) compounded the woes of the public.

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