BARAMULLA, JUL 5: A Joint inspection of petrol stations was carried out in Baramulla by teams of Legal Metrology Department and HPCL Company.
During the inspection, petrol stations were thoroughly checked for quality and quantity of fuel being sold to consumers, insertion of extraneous fittings in the fuel dispensing machines, provision of free tyre air facility, separate toilet facility for men and women, drinking water facility, medical first aid, and dynamic fuel rate displays.
One petrol pump was found to be delivering 40 ml petrol short in every 5 liters sold to consumers from one of its dispensing units and a case was registered by Legal Metrology Department against the petrol pump for violation of Section 39 (2) of the J&K Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1997.
All the petrol pump owners were advised to carry out quantity checks of their dispensing units on daily basis using a 5 liter capacity measure duly verified by the Department and in case an error in quantity of fuel being delivered is observed, the matter should be brought into notice of the concerned Legal Metrology Officer and such dispensing units shall be recalibrated immediately, officials said.
They also said that petrol pumps that are not following the Law and the company guidelines in letter and spirit will be strictly dealt with.