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Old 17th September 2006, 23:46   #1
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Default The Indefinite Fuel Strike!!!!!!! Now Called off

OK SO...its public transport for me from today onwards until the fuel strike gets over....ive got only a quater tank of petrol left and when i decided to get some fuel...all roads leading to pumps were jammed with traffic..so no fuel for me today...so whos on the same page as i am..

Note from the Team-BHP Support : Please remember that this is a petrol pump strike by private owners. Company owned Petrol Pumps ARE OPEN so dont panic.

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Old 17th September 2006, 23:53   #2
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I was lucky enuf to wait for jus 12 cars ahead of me to get gas after my turn came !!
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Old 17th September 2006, 23:56   #3
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Got the tank full a couple of days back!!!
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Old 18th September 2006, 00:05   #4
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I just drove into your city this morning from Guragon..:-). Took 2.5 days. heard near Daman that MH pumps are going on strike. Was lucky to find a pump on Ghorbunder road almost empty and filled up my tank (65 ltrs - it is a Safari) and also 2 ten litre cans that I normally kepp for emergencies like water and fuel.. So in total 85 ltrs.

Have got nothing to worry as I have 2 days work in Juhu and am staying there itself on the Juhu Tara Road. will walk to my destinations if need be. If the strike persists, have enough gas to leave the MH borders & would fill in Guj..I can well understand the difficulties of the MH residents and fully sympathise with them. But just now I heard on the tube that some pumps in aamchi Mumbai will be Kept open..I, for one, don't know their locations...:-)

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OK SO...its public transport for me from today onwards until the fuel strike gets over....ive got only a quater tank of petrol left and when i decide to get some fuel...all roads leading to pumps were jammed with traffic in mumbai today......so whos on the same pages as i am..
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huh! ok... so its strike time is it? is this a national phenomenon? somehow i missed it completely. i hope i get my quota by this weekend :-|
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Got both my cars stomach full of fuel. Didn't have to wait too long. I guess the issue will get resolved soon........till then, lose some calories

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well,went to fill up today morning,around 9am,so,didn't get any traffic/waiting line issue,but yes,while driving around 9pm today,I saw huge lines of cars waiting for filling up fuel..!
I don't think the strike will last more than a day or two..

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Guys, Please remember that this is a petrol pump strike by private owners. Company owned Petrol Pumps ARE OPEN so dont panic.

On my drive to work (toward churchgate), I saw atleast 4 pumps that were open:

1. One before the worli naka. Small pump.

2. The one on peddar road (Opp HSBC) where all the imported cars are parked.

3. Small pump on marine drive (below the flyover).

4. Big Shell petrol pump opp Ambassador Hotel.
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Yesterday on Aaj Tak they were showing as which petrol pumps will be open in Mumbai.
If company operated pumps are open then there is no need to worry.
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Can anybody give locations of (preferably BPCL) pumps at Kandivili or at Lower Parel that are open? I have one day worth of fuel left in my car.
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This is Maharashtra private pump owner strike.
Reason : 34% tax which is higher than neighbouring states. So many people living near borders cross over and state loses business.
It seems the price difference is quite a lot.

Similar case for UP too. Diesel is 3rs cheaper in delhi, so I cross over to delhi while coming back from office(1.5kms extra) and save 100rs on a tank full.
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Guys, Please remember that this is a petrol pump strike by private owners. Company owned Petrol Pumps ARE OPEN so dont panic.

On my drive to work (toward churchgate), I saw atleast 4 pumps that were open:
Even I saw few petrol pumps on caddel road and shiv sena bhavan open in the morning.
But yesterday, I heard on one of the news channel that most of the private petrol pumps will be open till stock lasts; in order to avoid any black marketing.

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Good News ! Cabs will run only during peak time ie - 9 am - 12 noon and 4 pm - 8 pm . SO we can expect roads to be congestion free. I think even autos are only plying these times.

Seems like a nice idea - allow autos and cabs to ply during peak hours and then the other hours have stands with calla cab/auto facility !

Awwww - I just woke up !
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Does anyone know which pumps are open around Andheri West? My cars have already tanked up in town, but a few of my friends are stranded.
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Talking Dont worry guys

The strike has just been called off...petrol pumps will open now..

just saw that on news in the lunch time
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