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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 253
ANSWERED ON:  20.03.2017
Fire at Petrol Pumps
SAVITRI THAKUR
Will the Minister of



PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS be pleased to state:-


(a) whether incidents of fire at petrol pumps due to mobile phones have been reported in various parts of the country;
b) if so, the details thereof along with the number of such incidents reported during the last three years and the current year, State/UT-wise;
c) whether the Government proposes to install jammers or disturbance devices in the premises of petrol pumps particularly in the LPG and CNG stations across the country; and
(d) if so, the details thereof along with the other steps taken/being taken in this regard?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) IN THE MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS (SHRI DHARMENDRA PRADHAN)
(a) to (d) : A statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (d) OF THE LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 253 ASKED BY SHRIMATI SAVITRI THAKUR FOR ANSWER ON 20.03.2017 REGARDING FIRE AT PETROL PUMPS.
(a) & (b) : Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have informed that there are no reported incidents of fire at petrol pumps due to usage of mobile phones.
(c) & (d) : Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) has informed that the Government does not propose to install jammers or disturbance devices in the premises of petrol pumps particularly in the LPG and CNG stations across the country.
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