All Goa Petrol Pump Dealers’ Association has taken a step to assure all Goans that petrol pumps in Goa are tamper proof. The statement was prompted due to recent developments in Uttar Pradesh, where it was discovered that electronic chips were used to dispense less petrol in comparison to the amount paid for by the customer.
“There is fool-proof mechanism in place to avoid any such fraud at petrol stations. All the pumps in the state are modern and they are well protected from mischief,” Paresh Joshi, President, All Goa Petrol Pump Dealers’ Association told PTI on Saturday.
“Each petrol pump in Goa, on an average, sells 200-300 kilolitres of petrol every month as against 4,000-5,000 kilolitres sold by stations in Delhi or Uttar Pradesh,” Joshi further mentioned in a PTI report. Goa has a total of 132 petrol pumps spread out across the state.
“The petrol salesman is given a watch to wear which has a chip that registers how much petrol he has sold on a real-time basis,” said Joshi as he explained the measures undertaken by petrol pumps in Goa.
A UP special Task Force (STF) raided 7 petrol pumps on Thursday and found the malpractice. By Friday 23 people were arrested after the raids. Seven FIRs were registered in this regards.