To tackle the problem of waiting for hours at fuel pumps, the government is planning home delivery petrol and diesel to consumers if they pre-book, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas tweeted on Friday. The oil ministry also pointed towards the increase in digital transactions for fuel purchase.
“Over 35,000 consumer awareness campaigns organised in the country; OMCs giving 0.75 per cent discount on fuel purchased via cashless mode. Daily cashless transactions increased from Rs 150 Cr per day to Rs 400 Cr per day,” the ministry said in a series of tweets.
Notably, nearly 3.5 crore people come to fuel station each day, they added saying that nearly Rs 2,500 crore worth of transactions take place every year.
Meanwhile, petrol and diesel prices in some cities will now see a daily change in sync with international rates.
This will be effective 1 May in five cities including Puducherry
and Visakhapatnam, Udaipur, Jamshedpur and Chandigarh
as part of a pilot project. This will be extended to other parts of the country after an assessment of consumer response.