Delhi govt cracks down on illegal LPG refilling units

The business of filling LPG from big cylinders to small cylinders is very dangerous and may lead to explosions and fire accidents, said S S Yadav.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published:June 26, 2014 6:16 pm
There is also ban on sale or distribution of LPG cylinders below or in excess of the standard weight. There is also ban on sale or distribution of LPG cylinders below or in excess of the standard weight.

In a crackdown on people involved in illegal filling of cooking gas, Delhi government on Thursday raided 161 premises across the city and seized 277 cylinders.

FIRs have been lodged against 31 persons allegedly involved in illegal filling of LPG from big cylinders into small cylinders and selling illegal small size cylinders.

“The business of filling LPG from big cylinders to small cylinders is very dangerous and may lead to explosions and fire accidents. The small cylinders which are illegal and are locally made are also dangerous. Such premises also abet in siphoning off of LPG from the domestic gas cylinders and cheating of consumers by supplying underweight cylinders”, S S Yadav, Commissioner (Food Supplies & Consumer Affairs) said today.

“The department has seized 277 cylinders so far and FIRs under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 have also been lodged against 31 offenders. On conviction, the accused may face imprisonment upto a period of 7 years,”

The Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Regulation of Supply and Distribution) Order 2000 issued under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 bans unauthorized possession, supply and consumption of LPG, as well as unauthorized storage and transport of LPG.

There is also ban on sale or distribution of LPG cylinders below or in excess of the standard weight. Yadav said that the department received information that a number of premises in the city are indulging in the business of illegal filling of LPG from the bigger cylinders into the non standardized small cylinders and selling of such LPG cylinders illegally.

The areas where raids were conducted include Sant Nagar, Wazirpur, Burari, Raza Pur, Shahbad Daulat Pur, East Vinod Nagar, Mehrauli, Kapashera, Kalander Colony, Dilshad Gardern, Gokul Puri, Seema Puri, Dilshad Garden, Mandoli, Sadar Bazaar, Ballimaran and Tagore Garden.

This is second such operation by Delhi government within a a month. Delhi government earlier had conducted similar operation across the city on June 5 and had seized 315 LPG cylinders and had registered 34 criminal cases under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.

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    Ravi Rathore
    Oct 29, 2016 at 8:08 am
    Q. What is your opinion?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Ans. I think it's not the real news as I know in RZ-10, Street no--1 Mohan Block West Sagarpur- South West delhi 110046 I have informed local police that on above address "The business of filling LPG from big cylinders to small cylinders is going on and it is very dangerous and may lead tolt;br/gt;explosions and fire accidents if not stopped. please take stern step to resolve this issue, no action taken yet.
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      Ravi Rathore
      Oct 29, 2016 at 8:15 am
      please provide me any authority email address so I will move next step. Our life is in danger. It's residential area, we are in need.
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        arvind
        Jun 26, 2014 at 3:10 pm
        What about Maharashtra? When such illegal Refilling Stations will be raided by the Administration? Or till we will have to wait till new Rulers come in the State? Even in case of Mils supplies there is no mention of Fats percentage printed on the packet. Is to allow hide the purity in the Milk supplies..
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