Nation Current Affairs 23 Oct 2017 Fuel pumps lose out ...

Fuel pumps lose out on business in AP

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | HOSKOTE NAGABHUSHANAM
Published Oct 23, 2017, 6:21 am IST
Updated Oct 23, 2017, 6:21 am IST
The dealers were mounting pressure on the state and central governments to make uniform  prices at all states to avoid unnecessary losses for the dealers.
 The dealers were mounting pressure on the state and central governments to make uniform prices at all states to avoid unnecessary losses for the dealers.

Anantapur: Abnormal differences of fuel prices between AP and Karnataka, Tamil nadu incurs losses for dealers at border areas of AP.  Difference of about Rs 7.10 on a litre diesel while Rs 4.60 on Petrol between AP and other states had impact on functioning of fuel filling stations at border areas.  

The Karnataka area fuel filling stations were attracting vehicles from AP border areas due to huge difference of prices in Rayalaseema region. In the view of huge difference on fuel prices,  the fuel filling stations from Karnataka were erecting sign boards of publicity over comparison of prices between AP and Karnataka. 

An average of Rs 7.10 on a litre of diesel while Rs 4.60 on petrol vary in the prices. A fuel pump dealer located closer to Karnataka borders in Amarapuram mandal in the district  closed his fuel filling station one year ago after unable to bear losses. 

"Huge variation on fuel prices unable to do business at the borders like,  most of the vehicles prefer to get fill fuel from Karnataka filling stations", he lamented. 

Similar situation is prevailed for fuel filling stations located on Tamil nadu borders.  

The dealers were mounting pressure on the state and central governments to make uniform  prices at all states to avoid unnecessary losses for the dealers.

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