July 5, 2022

Indore (Madhya Pradesh)

In view of the hearth incident at Laxmi Service Station (petrol pump) positioned at GPO sq. on Monday, the district administration issued an ordinary working process (SOP) for refilling fuels at petrol pumps from tankers to keep away from such incidents in future. Accordingly, the pumps must shut down all gross sales in the course of the time of refilling.

Collector Manish Singh issued the SOP at a gathering of petrol pump house owners/sellers and officers of the oil advertising and marketing corporations (OMCs) at his workplace on Wednesday. Within the assembly, officers of Indian Oil Firm, BPCL, HPCL together with further collectors, Pawan Jain, Abhay Bedekar and petrol pump sellers of city and rural areas of the district had been current.

It was unanimously determined within the assembly that for the security of shoppers, petrol pumps could be utterly closed for a interval of half an hour to at least one hour on the time of refilling the tanks of
the pumps. Collector Singh directed that in this era, the doorway of the petrol pumps ought to be barricaded and an indication ought to be put up saying that the pump had been closed because of security causes.

Use of cell phones banned at pumps
Collector Singh instructed that no petrol pump will give petrol to clients in open containers. Petrol will likely be put within the automobile solely. He directed that no buyer shall use cell phone on the petrol pump for security causes. After dialogue with the workplace bearers of all the businesses and petrol pump sellers, it was determined that the shoppers who scan the QR code for cost is not going to scan the code whereas refuelling. The QR code scanner will likely be put in at a distance of two metres from the refuelling level.

Driver, passengers mustn’t sit within the automobile whereas CNG refuelling

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Collector Singh mentioned that no driver or passenger will sit within the automobile whereas filling CNG within the automobile on the CNG station. Together with this, the drivers of public transport ought to ask passengers to get down from the automobile and stand at a distance whereas filling CNG as there’s all the time the chance of explosion as a result of risky nature of the compressed fuel.

Equally, drivers of all autos carrying CNG shall bear a security test each 3 years. If the strain plate of the CNG storage tank will get expired, then there’s a chance of an explosion. That is why all of the drivers should get it checked usually.

He mentioned that if any petrol pump is discovered not following the security guidelines, mandatory penal motion will likely be taken in opposition to him additionally.

Revealed on: Thursday, Could 05, 2022, 01:42 AM IST