12 petrol pumps face action

KATHMANDU: Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology has taken action against 12 petrol pumps for cheating customers.

The Bureau found that 12 petrol pumps running in different parts of the country were conning customers by reducing two to five percent of petroleum products per litre during sale with the use of software.

Those facing action are Bijay Oil Store, Shankar Oil Store and Amit Oil Store of Bara; Mamata Oil Store of Kalaiya; Swasthani Oil Store of Bariyapur; Shankar Oil Store of Rupandhi; Riyal Oil Suppliers of Kaplivastu; Khusbu Fuel Suppliers of Okhaldhunga; New Bagalamukhi Oil Store of Swayambhu, Kathmandu; among others.

Director General of the Bureau, Bishwababu Pudasaini, informed that the petrol pumps swindling customers were fined Rs 30,000 with imprisonment of three years. He further informed that the pumps have been sealed.