Waiting in long queues at fuel stations might soon become a thing of the past if a new proposal made by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas becomes a reality.
The ministry is considering a plan for home delivery of petroleum products to consumers if they make a pre-booking to cut long queues at fuel stations, the oil ministry tweeted on Friday.
“Options being explored where petro products may be door delivered to consumers on pre booking” @dpradhanbjp (1/2)— Petroleum Ministry (@PetroleumMin) April 21, 2017
“This would help consumers avoid spending excessive time and long queues at fuel stations” @dpradhanbjp (2/2)— Petroleum Ministry (@PetroleumMin) April 21, 2017
About 350 million people come to fuel stations every day, it said. Annually, Rs 2,500 crore worth of transactions takes place at fuel stations.
Currently, piped natural gas and liquefied natural gas are the only petroleum products that are delivered at customers' houses.
The country, which is the world's third biggest oil consumer, will be introducing daily price revision of petrol and diesel in five cities from May 1, ahead of a nation-wide roll out of the plan.
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(With inputs from Reuters)