Fuel outlets to operate on a single shift system

All the fuel stations in the city will operate from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. with a lunch break of one hour between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. from Monday, said Confederation of Indian Petroleum Dealers (CIPD) here on Saturday.

Petrol outlets on different highways would be working from 7.30 p.m. to 4.30 a.m. for the convenience of truck operators and others.

Single shift

The CIPD decided to operate on a single shift system as part of its agitation to press in for its demands, including hike in commission paid to them on fuel sales.

There are 550-odd petrol and diesel outlets in Greater Hyderabad limits. Fuel prices were revised for about five times in the last few years, but there is no revision in the commission paid to retail outlet owners.

Operational costs, particularly electricity charges and manpower costs, have gone up drastically, explained Rajiv Amaram, Joint Secretary of CIPD in a press release.

A two-day “No purchase” campaign was conducted a fortnight back and CIPD claimed many petrol and diesel outlet owners had not purchased fuel from oil companies as part of the agitation.

‘No response’

Further, a meeting was conducted between oil companies’ authorities and CIPD representatives on October 8 at Mumbai.

Dealer margins

“We had submitted our calculations on dealer margins that were to be implemented as recommended by Apurva Chandra’s Committee but till date there was no response from oil companies,” said Mr. Amaram in the release.

Working hours would be displayed at the fuel stations and motorists were advised to plan their purchases to avoid any inconvenience, he added.


  • Fuel stations in the city will operate from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m

  • Outlets on highways would be working from 7.30 p.m. to 4.30 a.m.