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Petroleum Ministry considering home-delivery of fuel

21 Apr 2017 | By Gaurav Jeyaraman

Taking to Twitter, the Ministry of Petroleum stated that the government is considering a plan for the home delivery of petroleum products if consumers make a pre-booking.

The Ministry added that they were considering the move as they sought to help customers to "avoid spending excessive time at fuel stations."

The date of the roll-out of this feature is yet to be decided.

In context: Now home delivery for fuel and petroleum products?

21 Apr 2017Petroleum Ministry considering home-delivery of fuel

DetailsSome details of the scheme

According to information available, the scheme seeks to give a boost to digital payments as pre-bookings would have to be made online.

India is the world's third largest oil consumer and 350 million people come to fuel stations daily, spending $387.00 million annually at these pumps.

This could also be an incentive to circumvent the daily price revision set to commence from 1 May.

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