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Wrap-up: Home delivery of petrol, diesel likely

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Apr 23, 2017, 6:53 am IST
Updated : Apr 23, 2017, 7:11 am IST

As many as 3.5 crore people currently visit 59,595 petrol pumps in the country for buying auto fuel.

Annually, Rs 2,500 crore of fuel is bought at petrol pumps and now a part of it being talked of being home delivered.
 Annually, Rs 2,500 crore of fuel is bought at petrol pumps and now a part of it being talked of being home delivered.

Petrol and diesel may soon be home delivered as the oil ministry mulls options of door-to-door delivery on pre-booking to cut long queues at petrol pumps.

As many as 3.5 crore people currently visit 59,595 petrol pumps in the country for buying auto fuel. Often, long queues are witnessed at petrol pumps during peak hours, leading to congestion on the roads. Annually, Rs 2,500 crore of fuel is bought at petrol pumps and now a part of it being talked of being home delivered.

 

“Options are being explored where petro products may be door delivered to consumers on pre-booking,” the ministry said in a series of tweets. Home delivery of fuel is being mulled as the world’s third biggest oil consumer experiments with daily price revision of petrol and diesel at select towns beginning May 1.

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