Srinagar, Feb 12: A petrol pump was fined Rs 50,000 by Legal Metrology Department (LMD) for short delivery of fuel in the summer capital, Srinagar.
An official spokesperson said that the fines were imposed during an inspection conducted by the team of LMD headed by Deputy Controller, Kashmir Province, Muzafar Wani after a complaint was filed by an aggrieved customer against a Petrol Pump alleging short delivery of fuel.
“During the inspection of the unit, it was noticed that three Nozzles of the Fuel Station were delivering fuel shorter by about 30 ml against every 5 Litres and these Nozzles were accordingly seized on spot,” he said.
He said the Pump owner while accepting the violations pleaded before the department to compound the case departmentally and only after a written assurance in which it was mentioned that such type of violation will not be repeated in the future, the case was compounded against a payment of Rs 50,000 for violation of Section 30 of the Legal Metrology Act 2009.
“It was given out that these Nozzles will be released only after their proper calibration in presence of the Legal Metrology Officials,” he said.
Meanwhile, an official statement said that the general public is being made aware that in case of doubt, any consumer can check the quantity of the fuel themselves by the 5 Litre Conical Capacity measure, certified by the Legal Metrology Department which every pump has to keep under Law.
“In case a Pump owner or manager refuses to provide the Capacity measure for the Check, a complaint can be lodged with the Legal Metrology Department on 01942490390,” he said.
It is informed that there are other facilities as well which every consumer can avail like the Free Air facility, Toilet Facility, Filter Paper for quality test, Complaint register etc, which is the Right of every consumer.