If you suddenly run out of cooking gas (LPG), you need not panic. Come Saturday, and small LPG cylinders of 5 kg will be available at select petrol pumps in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore. This service will be extended across the country in a phased manner.
Then, consumers in 30 cities will also get the choice of LPG connection portability. That means you will be allowed to choose your LPG dealer and service provider (Indian Oil, BPCL and HPCL) if you are not satisfied with your present ones.
Petroleum minister Veerappa Moily will launch the two schemes in Bangalore on October 5.
“The sale of 5 kg LPG cylinders will be at market price with minimal paperwork through company owned retail outlets (petrol pumps) of all oil marketing companies,” a ministry statement said. The market rate is more than double the subsidised price of Rs. 410 per 14.2-kg cylinder in Delhi.