new Delhi. The government is considering starting home delivery of fuels like petrol and CNG after diesel for the convenience of consumers. Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan gave this information on Friday. He said that the government is considering bringing a new form of retailing for all types of fuels – petrol, diesel, CNG, LNG and LPG. In this new form, all these fuels will be available for sale at one place. The country's largest retail fuel company Indian Oil Corp (IOC) started home delivery of diesel in September 2018 through a mobile dispenser. However, this service is currently available only in select cities. It is said that these fuels are highly flammable in nature, hence home delivery is very risky. For this, the concerned authorities will need to develop and approve safe methods.
Pradhan said in a ceremony inaugurating 56 new CNG stations in 11 states that the government has already started mobile dispensers for diesel. In an official statement, Pradhan was quoted as saying that it could also be introduced for petrol and LNG. The minister said that in future people will be able to get home delivery of fuels.
The government is working on energy efficiency, economy rates, safety and availability. He said that soon, customers would have to visit only one place, where all types of fuel petrol, diesel, CNG, LNG and LPG would be made available. The minister said that the urban gas network supplying CNG from vehicles and pipelines to kitchens will soon reach 72 percent of the country's population.
On this occasion, Pradhan inaugurated 56 new CNG stations in Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, New Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh. At present, the urban gas network comprises more than 2,200 CNG outlets and PNG is being supplied to kitchens through pipelines to around 61 lakh people.
This post was published on May 30, 2020 12:35 am
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