It’s an explosion waiting to happen. Several automobile LPG-filling stations in Pattabiram and other western suburbs also refill commercial cooking gas cyclinders in violation of all safety norms.
Recently, Pattabiram resident T Sadagopan sent a photograph of a gas station employee refilling a commercial cooking cylinder using crude, makeshift equipment to Indian Oil Corporation. The senior official to whom the photograph was sent said it was clear the gas cylinder had not been returned to the authorised dealer for years. Under the rules, every five years the cylinders get a fresh coat of paint. This cylinder has not seen a coat of paint for years, he said.
TN petroleum dealers association president K P Murali said the workers in the gas station were violating all safety norms. The rules say petrol/diesel/gas has to be filled only into a tank fitted in a vehicle. Read More