Around 400 petrol pumps in Delhi that also sell Compressed Natural Gas will remain shut till 6 am tomorrow.
The protest was called by the Delhi Petrol Dealers Association. DPDA in a statement said the central government had slashed the rate of petrol and diesel by rupees 2.50 per litre each on 4th September.
This was followed by reduction of VAT by various states including neighbouring Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, bringing relief to their residents.
But, the Delhi government refused to reduce VAT on fuel both petrol and diesel resulting in fuel becoming more expensive than bordering Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.