The government has sealed the refuelling stations being run by Nepal Police and the Nepali Army on the premises of their respective headquarters, as discrepancies were found during market monitoring.
This comes at a time when the government is planning to bring the security bodies into the petroleum supply business to break up private players’ cartel. During the market monitoring conducted by the Department of Commerce and Supply Management at the initiative of the Prime Minister’s Office today, the fuel station operated by the Nepali Army in Bhadrakali was found to be selling less than the said quantity, according to Shankar Prasad Koirala, spokesperson for OPMCM.
Irregularities came to light even at the fuel station operated by Nepal Police in Naxal. Of the five pumps in Naxal, the monitoring team found the adjuster and nozzles of three pumps were not functioning properly. Though the law allows deficit of up to 15 ml on the sale of every five litres of fuel or up to 0.25 per cent if the quantity is above five litres, fuel stations operated by the securities bodies were found to be cheating consumers. The market monitoring team had also monitored the fuel station run by Armed Police Force in Halchowk yesterday. The quality and quantity being sold by APF is quite satisfactory, but the quantity in two dispensers at the station varied.