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Prisoner-run petrol bunks coming soon

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By Pongal, petrol bunks will function from the outer premises of four prisons in the State. The Central Prison in Puzhal will have one by the month-end.

The bunks, set up in collaboration with Indian Oil Corporation, would be operated by prisoners with good conduct, said Ashutosh Shukla, Additional Director General Police (ADGP), Prisons. The petrol outlets will have digital payment facilities, ATMs and a prison bazaar. The prisoners would receive a monthly salary of ₹7,000 to ₹10,000, he said.

In the first phase, the bunks will come up on the outer premises of the Central prisons in Vellore, Coimbatore, Palayamkottai, and the Borstal School, Pudukottai.

Six outlets would be set up later at other Central prisons.

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