The 'No Helmet No Petrol' rule was a good step taken forward by the government to encourage two-wheeler riders to wear a helmet and protect themselves. Soon, other parts of the country followed the same rule.
Now, petrol retailers in Pune are opposing the rule, saying it will cause tremendous inconvenience.
The Pune Petrol Dealers Association said, It is going to cause tremendous inconvenience to citizens of Pune and petroleum dealers. Pune city has the highest population of two-wheelers in India and due to lack of good public transport it is humanly not possible for handful of dealers to manage this huge population of two-wheelers."
The dealers claim that since most of the two-wheelers fill petrol only once a week, this rule will not ensure riders will wear a helmet all the time. Dealers say it is up to the police to enforce the rule of wearing a helmet.
Petrol retailers say that if this rule is to continue, it may even lead to denying petrol for those vehicles that don't have a pollution certificate and to drivers who do not possess a driver's licence.