Petroleum dealers drop closure plan

Published: 15th July 2012 11:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th July 2012 11:14 AM   |  A+A-

The All Kerala Federation of Petroleum Traders has withdrawn its earlier decision to close down the petrol bunks on July 16 and July 17.

Petroleum traders president Alex Vallakkalil and general secretary Radhakrishnan told a press conference on Saturday here that the decision has been taken in the backdrop of the assurance given by the oil companies to the Chief Minister that new pumps will not be sanctioned in the state until the Supreme Court delivers its verdict on the case before it.

They also said that the government, after getting assurance from the companies, had requested the organisation to drop its stir plan.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp