Last digit number system for fuel to be scrapped

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The last digit number system for fuel is to be scrapped from 1st of August and only the fuel pass will be used, Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said today.

Wijesekera said that the national fuel pass will be implemented around the island from tomorrow (Tuesday 26th July) at multiple CEYPETCO and LIOC fuel stations. The system will be in place with the last digit of the number plate until the 1st of August.

“Stations not equipped or having technical difficulties will follow the last digit and fuel quota allocation until the technical issues are rectified. 60% of the locations has already been equipped and tested and will be given a priority in fuel distribution,” the Minister said.

He also requested all fuel station owners at CEYPETCO and LIOC to adopt the system immediately adding that the distribution will be strictly enforced at fuel stations with the QR facilities by 1st of August.

“We request the public to register with National Fuel Pass & Support the initiative,” he tweeted.

Options will be given to users to register multiple vehicles with their business registration by the end of the week & to Government institutes to register. Divisonal secretaries will be given access to the platform to register generators, gardening equipment & other equipment

Police Dept & Divisional secretaries will be given access to register 3 wheelers, allocating each 3 wheeler to one specific fuel station. Ministry of Transport will be given access to register Busses allocating them to depots or fuel stations accordingly.

Other services such as Health, Agriculture, Fisheries,Tourism, Industries & service providing sectors will be given access to the system to register their requirements & allocation of vehicles at fuel stations.

From the 1st of August only the QR system quota will be in place & the last digit of number plate system & other allocations will be invalid. National Youth Corp & National Youth Council members & volunteers to assist the program at fuel stations for the next 10 days.

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