Being a crucial part of life diesel and petrol has also become one of the necessities of life. As a transportation fuel, diesel fuel offers a wide range of performance, efficiency, and safety features. And keeping these uses and importance of diesel in the economy the state-owned oil and gas company, Indian Oil intends to deliver diesel at its customer’s doorstep. This is the first ever initiative taken by any oil company, currently, this scheme is operational in Pune but companies are planning to make it a nationwide scheme of delivering fuels at the doorstep.
Stating “Another milestone in customer convenience #FuelAtDoorstep” in its tweet the Indian oil launched FIRST OF ITS KIND PESO APPROVED Mobile dispenser for Door Delivery of Diesel to its esteemed customers at Pune.IOCL also posted an image of a fuel dispenser attached to a tanker truck.The fuel dispenser attached to the tanker looks the same as a dispenser you will find at any fuel station, and the tanker features large ‘Fuel @ Doorstep’ lettering on the sides.
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Earlier in June 2017, a similar scheme started in Bengaluru by ANB fuels under my petrol pump branding. However, PESO then issues a circular to oil companies to stop the supply of fuel to ANB, stating the fuel transportation service as an unsafe practice.
This scheme will be beneficial to people at large. From saving the time at a petrol pump in refuelling the vehicles which take a lot of time to save the money spent at regular fuel stations this will benefit people. This, in fact, will help rural people where fuel stations are available at a distant location. It can also benefit owners of private vehicles in case of an emergency.
However, the IOCL has not given the further details of starting the services in other parts of the country. Sanjiv Singh, Chairman and MD, Indian Oil Corporation had mentioned that Indian Oil would prefer diesel for doorstep delivery as it’s more suitable and safer to carry and transport. This scheme is currently operational for diesel only but companies are planning for the petrol as well.