India may shut petrol pumps at night: Minister
NEW DELHI (AFP) - India is considering closing fuel pumps at night as one of a number of "austerity measures" aimed at cutting its ballooning oil import bills, the oil minister said.
Oil Minister Veerappa Moily said on Monday that details have not yet been finalised on the new measures expected to be introduced later this month.
"We have not worked out the details, how the austerity measures or the conservation mission will have to be launched," Moily told NDTV news channel.
But the minister said late on Sunday that "shutting petrol pumps during (the) night is one of" the measures under discussion, according to the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency.