Seven petrol pumps sealed in Kavre for cheating consumers

BANEPA: At least seven petrol pumps have been sealed in Kavre district for their alleged involvement in cheating consumers by tampering with fuel meter.

The petrol pumps were found of installing instruments in the refueling machines to sell lesser quantity of petroleum products aimed at cheating the customers.

Director General of Department of Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology Bishow Babu Pudasaini said that a total of seven petrol pumps were found cheating the consumers.

He said that the Hetaunda-based Regional Office of Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology has been given responsibility for additional investigations into the case.

Ugrachandi Oil Store and Mata Ugrachandi Oil Store based in Banepa, Jaya Ambe Petrol Pump in Panauti and Narayan Petrol Pump in Janaga, Panchkhal Oil Store of Panchkhal and Mata Palanchowk Fuel Centre were sealed for irregularities.