Burdwan: A few days back the District magistrate of Burdwan had issued a directive that petrol won’t be sold to the bike riders who come to petrol pumps without helmet. Although it is late the petrol pump owners have started applying the orders of the DM. But there has been allegation that the petrol pump owners are conducting a business keeping the government directive in the forefront.
Directive was issued to increase public awareness over the usage of helmet. The customers who didn’t wear proper helmets were sent away without petrol. But there are some customers who come a long way for petrol and sending them back is impossible. For the helmet is being given on rent by the petrol pump owners. Once the bike riders wear those hired helmets, they get the green signal to buy petrol.