The Millennium City is all set to get 10 new petrol pumps. The move comes as the Chandigarh head office of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) has approved the new sites.
At present, 15 petrol pumps are already functioning on Huda land. Eight of the 10 new sites are located in New Gurgaon.
The new sites are located in Sectors 1, 16, 23, 25, 26, 38, 39, 44, 47 and 54.
These will be owned by the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).
“There will be a total of 25 petrol pumps on Huda land once the new pumps are operational,” said a senior Huda official, adding that the demand of fuel in Gurgaon has increased manifold. Gurgaon already has 150 petrol pumps and with this, the toll will rise up to 160.
Sources said the demand for petrol and diesel had risen in upcoming areas and along major roads.
“The demand for fuel is growing at a fast pace in Gurgaon. On an average, a petrol pump sells 50 to 60 thousand litre of fuel daily,” said the owner of petrol pump in Sector 12.
However, the allotment of 10 new sites to the IOC by Huda has drawn criticism.
“Why has the government allotted 10 new sites to one company? This needs to be investigated,” said Sudha Yadav, former BJP MP from Gurgaon.