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Old 26th August 2011, 11:59   #16
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Hopefully the dispensers will not be doctored, so we will no longer be at the mercy of the Ustad.
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Good news, a fantastic initiative from IOC.

But having said that I would still prefer the attendant filling service stations for the simple reason that you dont have to deal with spillage around the dispensing area which is bound to happen when newbies or arrogant morons would play with the dispensing units.

Its a wait n watch for the success of such initiatives.
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Good initiative I believe. But could someone point to "how" to use this feature? What are the steps involved in filling fuel in this pump ?
It's quite simple. You will have to swipe your card on the pump dispenser, select the quantity of fuel, take the nozzle and dispense fuel into your vehicle. Put the nozzle back and your card will be charged for the amount and you will find a neat printed receipt quickly generated.

Hope this comes to B'lore soon and with BP.

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Old 26th August 2011, 13:28   #19
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Yes very good initiative indeed. It has some pitfalls like people not paying up but hopefully IOC has taken in considerations all indian scenarios and tested the system to avoid any thefts.
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I believe the pump will be activated only after the user swipes the credit card. So there is no question of refusing to pay. What one can do is dispute transactions with Credit card company. This model is already in use in most countries and no reason that it will not work here.
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Why are there concerns about "not paying"? Isn't it "pay first, then dispense" kind of operation? You don't pay, the pump doesn't dispense. Isn't it?

I would still prefer the attendant. Who else would meticulously take care of filling my tank "to the brim"? A clean, spacious petrol bunk, with attentive uniformed staff and a watchful eye from us can't be bad, can it?
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i am apprehensive about this. Knowing how safe our society is i feel this will give easy and new ways for people to threaten public for money.

Easy money rather.
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Old 26th August 2011, 15:24   #23
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The one of many perks in India is having your petrol filled by an attendant. It's already so hot that I don't even enjoy turning my engine off while getting filled up. I guess sometime people do cheat but if your careful nothing will happen in most circumstances. I dont think this idea will catch on, unless the offer a price incentive to fill it up yourself.
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I dont know if this is

I had heard about this cheating practices of petrol pump attendants. Can some of you give me ideas as to ways they implement to cheat us...?? and ofcourse ways to avoid it.
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For such a venture, the most important thing is discipline. Do we Indians have it?

With the process being self-service, will we arrange our vehicles in a queue and proceed? Right now, there is at least someone directing the cars and most of us do heed his instructions.

But with filling being self-service, there'll be mutiple peripheral lines to get to the filling station.

Another aspect - safety. How would the pump be monitored and safety precautions be taken lest someone mess up the filling?

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What remains to see is, if people are honest enough to go and pay for the fuel. What if someone makes a quick dash after re-fueling? How do they plan to track down the culprit?
It's prepaid so how would one cheat?
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Not being a devil's advocate. Neither a communist or marxist thoughts.

Spare a thought for those poor guys who stand to lose their job. They will get added to already a large pool of jobless people.

No doubt there are jerks everywhere, but who is perfect? And think of the pay they get (during these tough times)
Do all of us sincerely put in 8-9 hrs of work everyday? I can say about myself "No, I don't"

As I type this, I shudder at the thought of me getting replaced by a less expensive or(and) a more efficient/young professional.

Maybe these are the downsides of free market/economic liberalization.
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Nice initiative. Hope its successful and implemented across the country.

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As long as the nozzles and the handles are clean and your hands don't end up smelling of petrol once you refill, its fine.

That said, I would still prefer getting a refill from the attendant. They cannot cheat you if you are vigilant enough.
Speaking of cheating, I wonder what tricks would people come up with to cheat the bunk
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For such a venture, the most important thing is discipline. Do we Indians have it?
Brilliant point.
I am assuming that they would make only one car wide entry lane so that people have no other option but to fall in line while entering the filling lane.
Just an assumption though.
But I feel slowly we would get civilised. One step at a time.

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Spare a thought for those poor guys who stand to lose their job. They will get added to already a large pool of jobless people.
I understand your school of thought.But Darwin still rules.Evolve or get extinct. The cribbing and complaining tribe citing that they got the sour end of the stick slowly get lost.Not trying to be offending but eventually capitalism dominates the socialist.Russia losing its edge, US being strong and even the so called china has grown stronger by moving from the socialist to the capitalist ideals.
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Maybe my memory cheats me or I must be day dreaming, but wasnt such a bunk in action in Bangalore, on a circle somewhere near the race course about 11 odd years back. Dont know if it was successful though.
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Any idea where in Delhi is this located? I am sick and tired of petrol pump attendants touching my car with greasy hands, or worst still, leaning against it while filling up!

Hope this would be a COCO pump and would have self service air filling as well.
The first self-refueling petrol pump opened in the national capital on Wednesday in South Delhi at Rajkumar Service Station near IIT.
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