Forum members intercept vehicle carrying 'expired' LPG cylinders at Raia

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October 9, 2017 at 10:21 am #8085

A vehicle carrying domestic LPG cylinders of BPCL was intercepted at Raia on Saturday after an ‘expired’ cylinder was found in it.

Members of consumer forum lodged a complaint with the police, following which the vehicle was brought to the police station. A written complaint was lodged at the Maina Curtorim police station by the forum.

But, the police are yet to register the complaint.

“The LPG cylinders’ distributor did not follow proper procedures for delivery. The weighing scale was there in the vehicle, but was never used. It was seal packed equipment. The distributor should weigh the cylinder and then hand it over to the customers,’’ said Roland Martins.

A member of the forum said that the cylinders should have minimum six months time at the time of delivery. And, this is important to avoid leakage and blast. The knob weakens and there is a high possibility of gas leakage, which could endanger human lives, he added.

He recalled how two persons including a lecturer were killed when gas leakage resulted in fire due to spark generated by a door bell. The incident had occurred in 2016 at St Inez.

When contacted, the assistant controller of legal metrology Arun Panchawadkar said that the company officials should take immediate action on it.

“The company has to take action on it,’’ he said.

“We cannot entertain the complaint directly since it is not attracting any of the IPC sections. The company is the appropriate authority to act on it,’’ said a police official.

Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Forum members intercept vehicle carrying ‘expired’ LPG cylinders at Raia

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