Two petrol pumps seized for delivering shorter quantity in Srinagar


Two petrol pumps seized for delivering shorter quantity in Srinagar

The legal metrology service seized and registered lawsuits on Saturday against two petrol pumps for delivering a shorter amount of fuel to consumers.

posted on May 21, 2022 | Author RK Online Office



The legal metrology service seized and registered lawsuits on Saturday against two petrol pumps for delivering a shorter amount of fuel to consumers.

In one of the cases, it was observed that 6 nozzles from a petrol pump located on the national road in Srinagar were delivering a lack of fuel of around 30ml against every 5 litres. All nozzles at the outlet were seized on the spot and the case was registered under Section 30 of the Legal Metrology Act 2009.

The department has previously received a consumer complaint in which it was alleged that few petrol stations across Srinagar engaged in unfair business practices and looted consumers using various tricks against them. The LMD quickly inspected various outlets where two gas pumps were found to be in violation of the law and subsequently seized.

In another similar case, a gas pump was inspected and found delivering short term fuel to consumers and seven nozzles from the outlet were seized for similar violations.

At present, two of these gas pumps are under seizure and based on the indictment, charges will be brought against them according to law. The inspection campaign will continue in the coming days.

Consumers are advised that if in doubt regarding the delivery of fuel from a petrol pump, they can verify the quantity for themselves using the certified 5 liter measure which is available with every petrol pump and in the case where a Pompe petrol pump refuses to do so, a complaint may be filed with the Service de Métrologie Légale.

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