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Fuel supply disruptions and lengthy lines at gas pumps were caused by the nationwide strike by transport associations and drivers, which was a protest against the recently implemented Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita (BNS). The strike was in its second day.

Stricter penalties have been introduced for hit-and-run cases under the BNS, which recently replaced the Indian Penal Code of the colonial era. The BNS specifically targets drivers involved in serious accidents who flee the scene without reporting the incident to the authorities. The new law imposes a heavy fine of ₹7 lakh along with a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for those responsible for such incidents.

In response to the ongoing protest, the Maharashtra government has asked the police to make sure that there is a constant supply of LPG, diesel, and gasoline cylinders in order to prevent shortages.

Authorities have reported that the strike has caused delays in the delivery of LPG cylinders to customers. It is said that striking packed lorry drivers are failing to report to the plant, which is impeding the distribution process.

According to the letter sent to all police commissioners and superintendents of police by the Maharashtra Food, Civil Supply, and Consumer Protection Department, the effects go beyond LPG and also affect other essential petroleum products like gasoline, diesel, and kerosene.

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