Diesel at doorstep?

@vandana7 (57528)
India
October 1, 2017 1:06pm CST
Can it get crazier than that? No building here is equipped to handle fire accidents. The setbacks are violated by builders left and right. So now like we can order Pizzas, we should be pleased that there is a proposal to supply petrol and diesel at doorstep. The reason? They want to reduce cash usage. If their brains are not working, let me help. This would also make it so easy for terrorists to burn buildings. Smallest of neglect and buildings will going up in flames, with automobiles in ground floor adjacent buildings too. My maid is uneducated. She can't even read vernacular. She may not understand the instructions! Please..Indian government...stop it.
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@Corbin5 (82146)
• United States
1 Oct
You are right that diesel and petrol delivery right to the doorstep could lead to a variety of disasters.
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@vandana7 (57528)
• India
1 Oct
Oh I did not mention pollutants, and kids playing pranks, and younger ones tend to be like that ..they do what they are told not to do, right? Then there are electrical boxes downstairs. And poles from where sparks come. Is this the way they want to reduce population?
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@Corbin5 (82146)
• United States
1 Oct
@vandana7 OK, this is just a disaster waiting to happen. That delivery needs to be stopped.
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@vandana7 (57528)
• India
1 Oct
@Corbin5 .. It is designed at the poor. The rich are smart enough they won't buy it. The poor will get it at their doorstep and it is the poor whose homes are extremely close..not even three feet distance. So any fire in one house will spread like wildfire.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
1 Oct
I have never heard of such. I agree with you that is just to dangerous.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Oct
No matter how it's done, delivering gasoline is dangerous.
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@vandana7 (57528)
• India
1 Oct
I never came across this sort of thing in any country. Today when they were discussing this, my father who is a staunch supporter of this government finally stood against this. It is insane. Firemen have it tough out here as it is, with inadequate setbacks. People will die buildings don't have 10 feet gap...and we use butane for cooking. Every house has two cylinders.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Oct
@vandana7 It would be a very stupid thing to do.
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@ptrikha_2 (5813)
• India
2 Oct
@vandana7 yes we have better and saner solutions!
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@Daljinder (19934)
• India
1 Oct
This is bizarre! ALthough I think discontinuing cash usage will be good. Maybe now people will get education.
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@vandana7 (57528)
• India
1 Oct
Million other ways to stop that Porridge. Firemen are at life risk everyday because buildings are built so close leaving little room enter safely and return safely.
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@Daljinder (19934)
• India
1 Oct
@vandana7 That's true! I don;t think here construction plans are thoroughly examined before even starting construction if at all. We just do any way we like as per needs rather than safety.
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@ptrikha_2 (5813)
• India
2 Oct
@vandana7 those making such buildings should be made to put down such fires failing which they should be issued non-bailable warrants.
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@hora_fugit (5435)
• India
2 Oct
What is the direct relationship between doorstep delivery and reduced cash usage? Better to build card-operated petrol pumps. You mentioned it's meant for poor. Am confused about terminology here. Do poor avail of online booking facilities... or own vehicles for that matter?
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@vandana7 (57528)
• India
2 Oct
The poor use more two wheelers, and they often see it as a way to earn additional buck at a premium when neighbors or bosses face some emergencies. It happened like that with kerosene a few decades ago. So they bought a lot of it on their ration cards, and when the rich needed it, they would become suppliers at exorbitant rates. Since the amount that the rich would need would be small, they would pay. By spending their monies in hoarding petrol and diesel, they could create artificial shortage which could bring about such deals once more. But correspondingly petrol and diesel are also highly inflammable.
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• India
2 Oct
@vandana7 As I stated earlier, the definition of 'poor' has scaled up to higher degrees without me being aware!
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@vandana7 (57528)
• India
2 Oct
@hora_fugit ..You are presuming the "poor" own their homes. They don't. And you are also presuming that the poor have nothing with them. They have few thousands. They circulate them at 5 percent per month interest. Are you aware of that? It means 60 percent interest per annum!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
1 Oct
I believe the powers that be are trying to cleanse the population by killing them in this way.
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@vandana7 (57528)
• India
1 Oct
I felt that too..
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• Lakewood, Colorado
2 Oct
@vandana7 You did? oh oh then I am not crazy and it is quite possible Vanny.
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@vandana7 (57528)
• India
2 Oct
@TiarasOceanView ..I feel they have weighed the costs...and considered how to get rid of half of the population...without laws.
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@LadyDuck (122584)
• Switzerland
2 Oct
They are also trying to reduce the use of cash here, not delivering at home, asking to pay with a debit or a credit card.
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@vandana7 (57528)
• India
3 Oct
That is the way to go as far as I can think.
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@LadyDuck (122584)
• Switzerland
3 Oct
@vandana7 For the moment I refuse to pay with my phone, I feel unsafe. The credit card is fine for me.
@DeborahDiane (16243)
• Laguna Woods, California
2 Oct
@vandana7 - That sounds terribly frustrating! I can understand why you would not like that!
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@vandana7 (57528)
• India
2 Oct
It is brainless stuff.
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@jstory07 (58111)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Oct
That is really dangerous to be doing that. How sad the government does not care.
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@vandana7 (57528)
• India
2 Oct
Yes, extremely sad...what to do..
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
4 Oct
Oh no, it is a very bad idea and there is no safety measures for possible fires, Vanny! I hope this will be stopped.
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@vandana7 (57528)
• India
4 Oct
It is very much.....we can't do anything about it...that is worse.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
4 Oct
@vandana7 , I am sorry, it is terrible to know that this could cause great disaster and those in power would allow it.
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@vandana7 (57528)
• India
4 Oct
@bluesa ..They are not getting real...sigh
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@crossbones27 (15253)
• Redlands, California
3 Oct
Awe you know how bad you made your maid look. I know you think very highly of her or them. Like a human being , I know this but that was pretty mean. Unintentional, but people feed off that.
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@vandana7 (57528)
• India
3 Oct
Oh dear...but how else do I tell you that she has a bank account and the government gives her back some monies on cooking gas cylinder she buys at full rate. But not being educated, her son operates that bank account for her, and he takes it all being a drunkard, and she grumbles. Now with bank account being linked like that, he might resort to hoarding petrol, and she will get into soup because he stays with her. Meaning she will be held liable for anything illegal.
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• Redlands, California
3 Oct
@vandana7 Fair enough, point taken, we need to look out better for these people because that is what good people do.
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@ptrikha_2 (5813)
• India
2 Oct
Unless some really greedy people at the top of the pyramid are beaten in public, things won't change and whether one delivers Diesel or Petrol at doorsteps or even delivers firehoses online, nothing will change.
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@vandana7 (57528)
• India
2 Oct
I am seriously contemplating starting a campaign against such things...no taxes until you all withdraw this...let the entire nation join.
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@ptrikha_2 (5813)
• India
2 Oct
@vandana7 people shrug off saying "main kyun is pachde mein padoon " (why for it get into all this? ) and many back out out of fear of harassment by Government authorities.
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