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Petrol, diesel at your doorstep soon; govt plans home delivery of fuel
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Petrol, diesel at your doorstep soon; govt plans home delivery of 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.
 
The Government is considering a plan for home delivery of petroleum products to consumers if they make a pre-booking to cut long queues at fuel stations, the oil ministry tweeted on Friday.

The move will reduce the frequent long wait and snaking queues at fuel stations.

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.
  
Presently, only the LPG gets delivered at home while the consumers has to go to the retail outlets to avail other petroluem products.

This comes at a time when petrol pumps have threatened to shut shops on Sunday and the government has expressed its displeasure about this move citing inconvenience to consumers.
 
Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal of not using fuel for a day to help cut India's import dependence, the ministry said it was aimed at conserving fuel and not for petrol pump owners to remain shut on Sundays.
 
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.






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