Panic grew multifold among the vehicle owners here, following the announcement of indefinite strike by petrol pump dealers from Tuesday, August 26. In an anticipation of fuel running dry, the two-wheelers and four wheelers as well, remained queued up in large numbers at various petrol pumps in the city.
The strike has been called upon to protest multiple taxes levied by the state government. It may be mentioned that the cost of petrol and diesel in Nagpur is the highest as compared to anywhere in the entire country, thanks to the various taxes imposed upon the fuel here.
Marred by the fresh announcement of indefinite strike by petrol pumps, citizens turned into their active mode to save fuel for the coming crisis, keeping most of the petrol pumps flooded throughout the day.
Reports of less quantity of petrol being delivered in the rush of the moment also poured in. However the heavy crowds only worried about getting their fill, rather than getting into the quality or quantity check.
Commuters remained waiting for almost as long as an hour at many of the petrol pumps. Long queues also choked traffic around the pumps located on the busy roadsides.
Most of the petrol pumps also reported exhausted their stocks following heavy rush.