Fuel stations urged not to sell, distribute petroleum products in bottles, jars

Published On: January 25, 2023 01:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Government authorities have requested fuel stations to not sell and distribute highly flammable petroleum products in open bottles and jars.

Issuing a statement on Tuesday, the District Police Office, Kathmandu requested not to sell petroleum products openly. It has reminded all concerned that the unsafe transportation and storage of petroleum products in houses and shops may cause human casualties and material damage as a result of fire.

Spokesperson at the District Police Office, Kathmandu, Superintendent of Police (SP) Dineshraj Mainali has requested the petrol pump operators to stop the sale of highly flammable substances in bottles, jerkin and jars.

Police said fuel station operators have been asked to sell or distribute petroleum products openly except for directly filling the vehicles from the petrol pumps. The decision of police authorities came after a young man tried to self-immolate by pouring petrol on his body in front of the parliament building in New Baneshwar, Kathmandu on Tuesday afternoon.

Police have also warned of action if petrol pump operators are found selling the petroleum products violating the safety concerns.

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