A total of 120 petrol bunks in the district would function on a single shift basis (8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.) from October 15 as a mark of protest against payment of low commission on sale of petroleum products, said Nagabathini Ravi, President, District Petroleum Dealers Welfare Association.

In a statement, Mr. Ravi said that a decision to this effect was taken at the general body meeting of the association held here on Saturday.

The meeting has passed an unanimous resolution to operate the petrol bunks on a single shift basis from October 15 in tune with the call given by the Confederation of Indian Petroleum Dealers (CIPD).

The move has become inevitable to cut down the expenditure, he said adding that the meeting further resolved to extend full support to the protest programme announced by the CIPD to press for increase of commission and implementation of Apurvachandra Committee recommendations.