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Petrol pumps to be closed on Sundays in eight states from May 14

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New Delhi: Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to conserve oil, from May 14, fuel outlets in eight states will be shut every Sunday, said a fuel pump owner’s body on Wednesday.

Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Haryana would be shut for 24 hours on Sundays, starting May 14.

“We had planned to shut our outlets on Sundays a few years back. But oil marketing companies had then requested us to reconsider our decision. Now we have decided to shut the outlets on Sundays,” said Suresh Kumar, an executive committee member of the consortium of Indian petroleum dealers.

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