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Action against fuel outlets across State

The Labour Department has sealed the nozzles of fuel dispensers in 127 petrol/diesel pumps across the State after surprise checks on October 10 to 12 revealed that the operators were shortchanging the customers. Penal action has been initiated against the owners of these fuel stations.

Duping customers

During the three days, 818 establishments were inspected. Of them, 34 in the Chennai region, 24 in the Coimbatore region, 30 in the Tiruchi region and 39 in the Madurai region were found to be dispensing fuel short of the quantity that the customers had paid for, an official release stated.

“The consumers should ensure that while filling petrol/diesel, the meter of the pump should be in ‘0’ position. If the consumers notice any discrepancies, they can use the five-litre stamped check measure kept in the petrol bunks to verify the correctness of the petrol/diesel delivered,” the release stated.

In case of short delivery at petrol/diesel pumps, short delivery of goods and kerosene in fair price shops and sale of packaged commodities above the MRP mentioned in the packets by the traders, consumers could give a complaint by downloading the TN-LMCTS (Tamil Nadu Legal Metrology Complaint Tracking System) Mobile app through the Google Play Store, it added.

The consumers should ensure that while filling petrol/diesel, the meter of the pump should be in ‘0’ positionOfficial release

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