Govt explores home delivery option of motor fuel

Govt explores home delivery option of motor fuel

Soon you may get your motor fuel -- petrol and diesel – delivered at home as the government is exploring the option of door to door delivery to avoid long queues at fuel pumps.

“Options being explored where petro products may be door delivered to consumers on pre-booking,” the petroleum ministry said in a tweet.

“This would help consumers avoid spending excessive time and longs queues at fuel stations,” the ministry said.

The proposal comes days after a petroleum dealers' body threatened it would go for shutting fuel pumps on Sundays.

The Oil ministry said that about 35 crore people comes to the petrol pumps everyday and annually about Rs 2,500 crore worth of transactions take place at fuel stations.

Earlier this month, the oil companies had announced they would roll out a daily revision of fuel prices to shield themselves from the volatile crude oil prices globally.

They said  daily revision of oil prices will be implemented in the southern Vizag city, union territory of Puducherry and one city each in West, East and North India from May 1.

Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan also announced that daily cashless transactions have increased from Rs 150 crore per day to Rs 400 crore after his ministry took a lead in promoting digital transactions.

In a consultative committee meeting, the minister said that in order to promote digital transactions by consumers the oil marketing companies were giving 0.75% discount to the customers on purchase of fuel through cashless mode. Over 72,000 e wallets have also been activated, he said.

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