Oil marketing companies have assured their customers that the supply of LPG cylinders would be normal during the 21-day national lockdown period and customers do not need to resort to panic booking. “We are taking all necessary precautions while making sure smooth supply of #Indane LPG cylinders. Delivery of cylinder is on as per usual orders,” Indian Oil Corp (IOC) said on Twitter.
Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) said its LPG distributorships are open and plants are working round the clock to ensure smooth supplies of LPG cylinders. “We will deliver LPG Cylinders at doorstep to help you during this time of crisis,” BPCL said asking consumers to not make any panic bookings.
The ministry of home affairs has issued a set of guidelines which clearly mention that LPG retail and storage outlets are exempted from the lockdown. Revised guidelines issued yesterday allows LPG cylinders movement even as all transport services are banned.
Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan yesterday took stock of LPG operations in the country to ensure its uninterrupted supply.