Thanks to this 35-year-old entrepreneur, Mumbai citizens are unlikely to be exploited by petrol pumps across the city. When Ami Seth went to the petrol pump on February 28 she probably did not know that that she was going to unmask a scam that had probably been running for years. Ami Sethi on Tuesday went to a petrol pump at Charkop and heard another woman complain about her petrol meter needle not touching the ‘full’ mark. Instead of just arguing with the petrol pump operators, Sethi made a video showing a Rs 300 bill and claiming that the petrol of that value was not filled in the vehicle.
According to a report by DNA, Sethi made another video inside a police station after the police refused to file a complaint. Sethi’s videos soon gathered momentam with support pouring in from all sides. People who had been cheated in a similar manner by the petrol pumps sent messages and assured her that they were with her in the online campaign. She also got support from a radio channel which aired her interview on Sunday.
The effects of the online campaign started showing from day 2 when Sethi got a call from Bharat Petroleum Deputy Manager. “Day 2 of complain #BharatPetroleum Dy Manager called and asked to visit the Petrol Pump. Karan Mehta @karanjpmehta , who producer for 1 of the show on Sunday at Radio City accompanied me to the Petrol Pump. “ Sethi wrote on a facebook post. On inspection it was observed that the dispenser was dispensing 30 and 35 ml less fuel in every 5 litres of Petrol and Diesel respectively.