Barely a few months before the Lok Sabha elections, the largest oil company in India, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has announced to set up about 1,024 new petrol pumps in West Bengal.
At present, there are about 1,200 petrol pumps in the state. The IOCL has invited entrepreneurs to set up 35,000 petrol stations throughout the country. This is the first time in the past four years the Narendra Modi-government has approved the Central public sector oil company’s plan to expand its pan-Indian retail network.
Talking to The Statesman today, Mr. Amar Nath Mukhopadhyay, senior Manager ( Retail Sales) of IOCL in Durgapur said that out of the total 1,024 retail petrol pumps in West Bengal, about 317 pumps will be set up under Durgapur division which has six districts ~ Murshidabad (65), Bankura (37), Birbhum (54), Purulia (27), Burdwan East (78) and Burdwan West (58). Read More