Home-delivery of petrol and diesel will be a reality soon with the government-owned fuel retailers in advanced talks with Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization (PESO) on formulation of safety norms and issuance of licenses, Sanjiv Singh, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) Chairman and Managing Director said.
“We are more aggressive on diesel because diesel is much safer to handle in such a mechanism. Petrol has its own added risk. The three oil marketing companies have taken up the offer with PESO, which would be issuing the necessary licenses and necessary permission for this purpose and we are also evaluating different modes of distribution. We should see something on this happening soon,” Singh said announcing the first quarter results of the company.
Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had in April this year stated options for home-delivery of petrol and diesel on pre-booking are being explored by the government for the benefit of the consumers. “Options being explored where petro products may be door delivered to consumers on pre-booking. This would help consumers avoid spending excessive time and long queues at fuel stations,” Pradhan said while chairing the Consultative Committee meeting of legislators for his ministry. Read More…
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