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Old 29th February 2008, 20:34   #1
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This ‘defective’ meter hits auto drivers hard

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Bangalore: Around 100 auto drivers protested in front of a petrol bunk close to Koshy’s restaurant on St Mark’s Road on Thursday evening alleging that the bunk’s LPG meter was flawed and gas being pumped into their tanks was less than what the meter indicated.
Some drivers, who came to the TOI office, said that one driver brought two tanks. He got one tank filled up at the St Mark’s Road bunk and another at Nagpal petrol bunk. “On comparing them, we found that one tank had 350 gms less. The tank filled up at Nagpal’s was normal,” the drivers claimed.
They said they’d lodged a complaint with the Cubbon Park police station. “We asked the inspector to see for himself whether the LPG meter was working properly at the bunk. On checking it, he was convinced that we were right,” a driver said.
The Cubbon Park police said the matter can be settled only by the legal metrology department. “We have informed its officials and IOC representatives to be present at the bunk by Saturday morning. The officials have given their consent and will check the drivers’ allegations.” The drivers decided to stay overnight at the bunk. They said they would not allow the bunk officials to touch the meter till officials came and examined it

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Wow, such a big uproar! While we are at it, maybe we should check the fare meters on them autos as well.
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There is a simple way to check it out. Whenever we fill fuel, carry a one litre water bottle - ask them to fill exactly 1 litre on the bottle, it will be clearly visible whether they are filling the right quantity.
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a filled tank had 350gms less???

talk about the devil quoting the scriptures!!! why dont they also check the auto meters while at it???
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that wont help with electronic meters. if you are cautious, petrol pump guy wont cheat.

they can cheat at will. by jerking the pump.
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Nice! Rick drivers getting a taste of their own medicine of tampered meters.
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