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Old 3rd September 2007, 19:03   #1
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Default What can TBHPians do about adulteration of fuel?

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Everyone knows that adulteration of petrol is rampant in our country.
Is there anything which T-BHP members (as a big group) do anything
about this? Can we all contribute a nominal amount of money which
can be used for fighting this menace in any way - maybe hire people
who do go around making complaints, hire lawyers for litigation etc.
Maybe rope in Automobile Associations & Car manufacturers to help
with this.
Do people have any ideas about this?
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Old 3rd September 2007, 19:16   #2
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It's very very difficult but since you are in Pune, mebbe this thread should help you. There are options of doing some tests available as a compulsion at all petrol pumps. You can give it a try for starters?
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Many of us might have remembered the murder of IOC Sales Officer S.Manjunathan as a result of his efforts to curb corruption and adulteration of fuel.

Here is a link to a blog created in his memory by his friends.

Remembering Manjunath (Machan to his friends...)

The issue of adulteration has long been talked about but nothing concrete is being done. Every other fuel station seems to be resorting to malpractices like adulteration or not dispensing exact quantities.

What are the statistics for fuel adulteraion?

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All we can do is this:
Whenever we find a fuel station delivering relatively less quantity or quality, then we must switch over. We must try our best to give our money in the best available hand.
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Now since there is petrol shortage petrol pumps are taking advantage of the situation ,even if they have regular petrol they force people to fill branded ones which is more costly saying that ordinary fuel is out of stock just read one such incident in todays pune mirror,so the next time you go to refill fuel and pump attendant says ordinary fuel is out of stock you cannot be sure whether he is lying or telling the truth
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Hi Here are a couple of options,

1) Report to the Regional officer of the petroleum PSU which dispenses such adulterated stuff. along with this report it to the media, Consumer court, team-bhp.com and public forums to avoid the petrol pump.

2) Hire a cab, seriously, ever since I came back from HYD back to Bombay, there is less frustration as I hire cabs, prepare for meetings enroute, cab it, at the end of the day it saves me money. Heck I dont get to drive on Bombay's crowded roads, its a blessing to me, all I or the driver would have ever done is go from 1st to 2nd or just stand there burning gas.

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The simplest thing I do is to switch over from the peterol station and share the experience with friends and some forums.

On quantity suspect issues, go and talk to the manager or someone at the place. In one case, the without much fuss the manager agreed to top up with whatever ammount I suspected as short!
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this is the best bet and a way you can contribute. Trust me, they take it very seriously and if they find multiple complaints their dealership can be cancelled. I have complained myself and therefore am aware of this.

If you want to know where to put your complaint, follow this post

I reiterate, dont let them gain confidence in these malpractices by just switching over to another pump, please complain using the above links.

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Hi Here are a couple of options,

1) Report to the Regional officer of the petroleum PSU which dispenses such adulterated stuff. along with this report it to the media, Consumer court, team-bhp.com and public forums to avoid the petrol pump.
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