74 litre bill for a 70 litre tank — Social media helps Delhi man get justice at petrol pump

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By: Express Web Desk | Published:May 3, 2016 9:04 pm
Source: Facebook Source: Facebook

Recently, a Delhi-based woman was wrongly handed a water bill of Rs 58,000. She took to Twitter to share her complaint and the issue was resolved by the Delhi government within 48 hours. Such is the power of social media.

In another such incident, a Delhi resident Sumi Parmar took to Facebook to share his grievance against a petrol station in Delhi’s Moolchand area which charged him extra money. “They filled 74 liters of Diesel in my XUV where the car capacity is only 70 liters plus the car was already having around 10 liters of diesel,” he wrote.

When he questioned the people at the station, he claims that the staff misbehaved with him and told him that their boss knows “everyone at the police” and even “Mr. Kejriwal” so he can do whatever he wants.

Parmar posted the incident on his Facebook page and it got shared massively on social media; over 13,000 shares in less than 24 hours.

Later today, he claims he received a call from the petrol station to discuss the issue and even “a message received from Petroleum Minister Mr. Dharmender Pradhan assuring a resolution,” he wrote.

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    Anu
    May 4, 2016 at 7:26 am
    Guys... This mans profile is fake... He's an I T professional his shares of 30000 and 10 comments on it is unreal.....
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      Anu
      May 4, 2016 at 7:32 am
      We are all hearing and posting one side story...but my brother too has a xuv 500 which can take upto 75 litres..he's just looking for some sort of personal revenge
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        SK
        May 3, 2016 at 9:33 pm
        Oh... so you are blaming BJP morons...you stupid rabid AAPtards. Because of your kind of so called clean AAPtards it seems it is impossible to eradicate corruption from this country. you think you are the only messiah in this corrupt world.
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          Uma
          May 3, 2016 at 4:11 pm
          Does he know for a fact that the tank's capacity is only 70lts? My car has an official capacity (as mentioned in the manual) of 45 lts, but I have easily filled in 52 lts when filling to full capacity - and from a trusted pump (my very own). And did he really have 10 lts prior to filling - could have been less. It is easy to blame the pump, but there are pumps that are genuine and do not cheat. Agreed that the behaivour of the pump attendants was wrong -if their metering was genuine, they should have tried to sort out the issue rather than issue threats and such. Further, every pump is answerable to a s Officer of the oil company and his mobile number has to be given when demanded for - a customer can call him and lodge a complaint against the pump if he feels he is being cheated. The s Officer usually attends to such complaints and resolves the issue.
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            Uma
            May 4, 2016 at 3:24 am
            Actually, I do appreciate that he did raise his voice, every customer has a right to demand proper and genuine service - and the right to get their doubts cleared. I was only pointing out the POSSIBILITY of he being mistaken regarding the alleged cheating. And I wanted to put across the fact that s Officers are supposed to respond to such complaints - we as business people are answerable to the customer and s Officer. Fact is that after three complaints - the offending pump can be shut down and sealed by the s Officer, hence the need educate the customer of his right (or rather duty) to lodge a complaint if the pump is at fault.
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              ankit
              May 3, 2016 at 6:31 pm
              And even the profile of the guy who uploaded this is fake.
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              ankit
              May 3, 2016 at 6:29 pm
              Isnt it obvious that this w story is fake and scripted? If it isnt, what is? Just look at the comments in facebook, the guy who is being blamed, and the guy who is being appreciated for action. Morons.
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              ankit
              May 3, 2016 at 6:41 pm
              Its a fake story and a fake profile dude. Check it out and see the obvious. 10 likes and 20k shares imao. Look at the uploader's profile and comments to the story in facebook. Depths that crazy BJP morons can stoop to.
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