Mangaluru Gets An All-Women Managed Pink Petrol Pump by Bharat Petroleum
petrol pump in valencia (photo credits: Youtube screenshot @toi)

Mangaluru, August 8: Bharat Petroleum Corporation has created a special all-woman pump at one of its outlets at Valencia. According to a Times of India report, there was a board, which read-'Because you're special'. The outlet has the credit of employing most number of women employees, at a fuel station. Reportedly, out of the 5,000 customers who get there, 2,000 are women.

Women in this pump work in two shifts- 6 am to 2 pm and 8 am to 5 pm. According to the guidelines, the women staff are supposed to be relieved from duty by 6 pm. The women staff leave by 5 pm, a post which the male employees take over.

The pump caters to only petrol vehicles. “A pump for diesel vehicles would mean staff would have to service commercial vehicles. As women staff and customers could feel uncomfortable there, we made the pink pump for petrol vehicles, said Blany Lobo, manager of the petrol pump as quoted in the TOI report.