‘National Fuel Pass’ to be upgraded

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The Ministry of Power and Energy will upgrade the ‘National Fuel Pass’ in the near future to allow businesses and organisations that operate multiple vehicles, to register all of their vehicles with the Business Registration Number.

Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said on Twitter that each vehicle will be assigned a unique QR code after verification.

The Ministry launched the National Fuel Pass, which allows the general public to buy a weekly quota of fuel for their personal vehicles.

The fuel pass was launched with technical assistance from the Institute of Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) with the goal of shortening fuel lines.

Meanwhile addressing the media recently he said that in a bid to do away with fuel queues, the Ministry of Power and Energy introduced the National Fuel Pass, which allows the general public to purchase a weekly quota of fuel for their personal vehicles.

As a result, one vehicle can be registered under one National Identity Card (NIC), passport number, or business registration number, and a QR code will be assigned to each vehicle after the Motor Traffic Department has registered and verified the chassis number, vehicle registration number, number plate, and other details (DMT).

As a result, number plates ending in 0, 1, or 2 can get fuel on Mondays and Thursdays, numbers ending in 3, 4, or 5 can get fuel on Tuesdays and Fridays, and numbers ending in 6, 7, 8, or 9 can get fuel on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Wijesekara said that the fuel pass was launched with technical assistance from the Institute of Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA). He stated that the public can obtain fuel twice a week by entering the last digit of their licence plate and scanning the QR code assigned to them.

“The QR code can be saved on a mobile phone as a screenshot. Those without smartphones can carry a printout of the QR code with them. This will be the only pass issued by the government that will allow people to buy fuel not only from Ceylon Petroleum Corporation filling stations, but also from Lanka IOC filling stations. However, the fuel quota assigned to a vehicle is subject to change based on the availability of fuel reserves in the country. A new procedure will be implemented to supply fuel to essential services and public transportation,” he said.

He said that vehicles are registered under six categories used by the DMT. Registrations are available from 17 July via the official website fuelpass.gov.lk.

By Thameenah Razeek