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HPCL starts petrol pump at world’s highest road in Leh

State-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) has opened a petrol pump at world's highest motorable road in Leh to make available fuel to the remotest part of Jammu and Kashmir.

HPCL inaugurated a Kerb Side Pump (KSP) at a height of 15,300 feet at South Pullu on Leh-Khardungla road, which is the world's highest motorable road.

"This may be the highest petroleum dispensing facility ever installed anywhere in the world," the company said. The KSP was inaugurated by the Commanding Officer, Indian Army and Border Roads despite temperature being a minus 15 Degree Celsius. HPCL's Chandigarh Direct Sales Regional Office services a major share of the Army and Border Roads business and was assigned
with the task of installation of 125 KSPs, mostly in challenging terrain.
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