New Delhi, Apr 12: Personnel in supply chain of delivery of LPG Cylinders are working tirelessly to provide essential service and supporting the nation’s fight against COVID-19.
“There are 27.87 crore active LPG consumers in the country, with the PMUY beneficiaries accounting for over 8 crore. Since the lockdown, 50 to 60 lakh cylinders are being delivered daily in the country. When there is nationwide lockdown and the people are staying home to stay safe, LPG delivery boys and all those in the supply chain of LPG are working tirelessly to ensure that clean fuel reaches people directly at their homes,” the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas said in a statement on Sunday.
Even in these trying times, the waiting period for cylinders at most of the places is less than two days. Oil marketing companies - IOCL, BPCL and HPCL - have announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh each, as a one-time special measure, in the case of demise of personnel like show-room staff, godown-keepers, mechanics and delivery boys, attending duty in the LPG distributorship chain, due to the infection and impact of COVID-19.(UNI)