Debit and credit cards usable on Petrol pumps till Friday
New Delhi : Some relief for commuters after reports claimed that petrol pumps will not be accepting debit or credit cards post Monday. As per latest information, they will continue to accept credit and debit cards till Friday.
The All India Petroleum Dealers Association's decided to revise its earlier announcement after consulting with the Petroleum Ministry, as banks also deferred charging transaction fee up to one per cent on card payments.
Protesting against the charges imposed by banks, the association had announced non-acceptance of payments via debit and credit cards post Monday.
"The AIPDA on Sunday decided to stop accepting payment through credit and debit cards till the decision to levy these additional charges are reversed.
"Late on Sunday, banks communicated to us they will not levy the transaction fee on card payments till January 13. Accordingly, we have decided to continue accepting payments through cards till Friday," AIPDA's West Bengal unit's General Secretary Saradindu Pal told IANS.
(With inputs from IANS)