KV Correspondent

Home delivery of petrol and diesel will turn a reality

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Government is considering a plan for home delivery of petroleum products to consumers if they make a pre-booking, the oil ministry tweeted on Friday.

 “Options being explored where petro products may be door delivered to consumers on pre booking” @dpradhanbjp, Union Petroleum Minister tweeted today. 

The ministry further said that the move is aimed at cutting long queues at fuel stations.

 “This would help consumers avoid spending excessive time and long queues at fuel stations” he said.

Additionally, come May 1, you will have to pay new price for petrol and diesel every day in sync with international rates, much like what happens in most advanced markets.

To begin with, daily revision of fuel prices will be implemented in Puducherry and Vizag in southern India, Udaipur in the West, Jamshedpur in the East and Chandigarh in the North.

State fuel retailers currently revise rates on 1st and 16th of every month based on average international price of the fuel in the preceding fortnight and currency exchange rate.

Instead of using fortnightly average, pump rates will reflect daily movement in international oil prices and rupee- US dollar fluctuations.


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