Resdients of Lucknow would soon get piped gas supply in their kitchens and in places where it is not available, consumers can book their gas cylinder through SMS.
Announcing new services, union Minister of State for Petroleum Jitin Prasada on Wednesday also said installation of anti-pilferage device in LPG cylinders would also be started soon. The Delhi-Lucknow route will be a green corridor now with CNG made available to motorists, he said.
“CNG will be made available at every 100 to 150 kms on the Lucknow-New Delhi routes via Hardoi-Bareilly and Kanpur-Agra under the green corridor programme,” said Prasada. He was in town to launch the Rajiv Gandhi Rural LPG Distribution Scheme here on Wednesday.
Prasada attacked the State Government for the failure of the Public Distribution System (PDS) in supplying the kerosene to the poor. “We supply kerosene to the State Government. It is State Government’s responsibility to ensure that the poor get it. We have launched rural LPG scheme to increase LPG penetration in rural areas and take care of this problem,” said Prasada.
The minister listed the programmes being undertaken by his ministry under the Vision 2015 programme and said the Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) consumers would be able to make booking for LPG supply through SMS. “We are likely to start this service in Lucknow in August or September this year,” said Prasada.
Prasada said a pilot project would soon be launched in Meerut to install anti-pilferage device in the LPG cylinders to check gas-theft. At the same time multi functional regulators including digital regulators would be supplied to the consumers, he said.