LMD books gas distributor for violating norms

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SRINAGAR: Legal Metrology Department (LMD) Srinagar today booked and penalized a gas distributor for Rs 5000 as his home delivery service failed to produce weighing scale and leak detector.
The LMD officer said that during a surprise inspection in the outskirts of city Srinagar, the inspection team intercepted a delivery van carrying cooking gas for home delivery.
When asked, the officer said that the delivery boy failed to produce weighing scale and leak detector. The distributor was booked on spot through the delivery boy.
The LMD officer also said that during further investigation it came to fore that all the delivery vans of the distributor were without weighing scale and leak detector.
The distributor was penalized at Rs 5000 for not keeping the weighing scale available with the delivery vans. Moreover, the matter was taken up with the sales office of the company to provide the cooking gas distributors with the leak detector so as to avoid any mishap.