Space Age Petrol Pumps in Karachi

Driving from the airport back into town I was surprised to see a PSO pump with no pumping station just wide empty spaces, at first I wondered ‘What the heck !!!’ but soon saw the hoses dangling from the ceiling – Its been a day since I saw that and I still wonder what are the advantages of such a creation? Is it really space efficinecy or is just another marketing ploy?

6 Comments so far

  1. Anathema (unregistered) on July 18th, 2005 @ 12:16 pm

    its what PSO calls “New Vision”. must be the style of fue pumps used abroad, which PSO would only be too proud too show off.

  2. hafsa (unregistered) on July 18th, 2005 @ 12:35 pm

    ironic that i’m sitting at PSO reading this post :p

  3. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on July 18th, 2005 @ 11:45 pm

    It may very well be a marketing ploy, just to attract curious onlookers and in this way, they may end up buying petrol or something edible from the shop.

  4. Tariq (unregistered) on July 19th, 2005 @ 3:40 pm

    It’s a new concept, for better utulization of space, plus it’s different from conventional petrol stations. The one you saw was Chashma Filling Station, owned by AKD (who else would buy the most expensive pumps available!?), and there’s a similar one operating in Lahore for almost a year.

  5. Tariq (unregistered) on July 19th, 2005 @ 3:47 pm

    Anathema: This one is not basically a ‘New Vision’ station, as that concept has been around for some 10 years now, based on which the most lucrative PSO locations have already been upgraded. This is just a one-of-a-kind concept to grab attention.

  6. Jim O'Connell (unregistered) on July 19th, 2005 @ 8:37 pm

    Over here in Tokyo, the all hang down from the ceiling – I sort of forgot that it wasn’t that way everywhere.

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