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LMD realizes a fine of Rs 2.75 lac from erring traders

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SRINAGAR : The field executives of the Legal Metrology Department conducted 1883 market inspections during the month of June and booked 174 erring traders for violating Legal Metrology Laws and collected a penal sum of Rs 2.75 lac from the defaulters of the Valley. The erring traders include 08 home- delivery boys of cooking gas distributors who were found indulging in over-charging on refill gas cylinders. An amount of Rs 11500/- was slapped as fine on the home-delivery boys for this offence.

The refill cooking gas rate for the month of July 2020 for districts Srinagar, Budgam,  Anantnag,  Pulwama,  Kulgam,  Budgam, Ganderbal is Rs 702/- whereas for the places Baramulla, Sopore, Boniyar, Dooru ,the rate is Rs 710.50 and for district Kupwara, the refill rate is Rs 719/-. The Consumer should insist for leak-check of cylinder, weighment of gas-filled cylinder and the cash- voucher before receiving the delivery. In case, the consumer has any genuine complaint, the department may be contacted on 0194-2490390 during office hours.


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