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Press Trust Of India
New Delhi, April 09, 2014
As many as 67 petrol pumps across Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon and Rohtak will offer 50 paise per litre discount on petrol to consumers who exercise their voting rights on April 10. "A 50 paise per litre discount will be offered to anybody coming to these petrol pumps with voting mark on Thursday during voting hours," Federation of All India Petroleum Traders general secretary Ajay Bansal said.

Car and two-wheeler owners have to show the indelible ink mark on their finger as proof of having cast the ballot to avail the discount. The scheme will be available till 5 pm in the designated petrol pumps.

“We have launched a poster campaign to encourage people to vote--automobile owners and drivers are being informed of the scheme and are being encouraged to exercise their franchise in the world’s largest elections,” he said.

Delhi has a total of 398 petrol pumps but the discount scheme will be available at 67 outlets only.

The campaign by petrol pump dealers is to supplement Election Commission’s efforts to encourage voters to cast their ballot. The EC and various corporates too have launched a vigorous audio-visual media campaign to prod voters to exercise their right.