Fuel Pass QR code still being tested

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The National Fuel Pass QR code system will not be made mandatory for refuelling beginning today (25).

Customers can continue to arrive at Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) run fuel filling stations based on thelast digit of their licence plate.

Minister of Power and Energy KanchanaWijesekara said the National Fuel Pass QR code system was successfully tested at 20 Locations Islandwide with 4,708 vehicles.

In a Tweet, the Minister noted the system was tested at 25 locations by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC). However, five locations could not run the test due to the non-placement of orders, delays in placing orders, and delays in delivery of fuel.

Therefore, Minister Wijesekara said the system will be trialled at the five locations during the next five days. As of last night, more than 3.5 million individuals had registered for the National Fuel Pass.

The CPC resumed distribution of fuel after a lapse of almost a month and the CPC-run filling stations issued fuel according to the last digit of the vehicle number plate from 21 to 24 July.

Motorcycles will receive fuel worth Rs 1,500, three wheelers Rs. 2,000 and other vehicles Rs7,000.

By Thameenah Razeek