From October 1, consumers will have to lug LPG cylinders to and from their local gas distribution agencies as there will be no home delivery.
On Friday, distributors of Hindustan Petroleum Corpo-ration Limited (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) cylinders in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai met officials from the petroleum ministry. “We discussed administrative issues resulting from the new pricing of LPG cylinders. It will be difficult for delivery persons to manage four categories of cylinders [subsidised, non-subsidised, commercial, exempted categories], so we decided to stop delivering cylinders from Monday, until a foolproof mechanism to implement the scheme is evolved,” said Pratap Doshi, president of All India LPG Distributors’ Federation.
After a cap of three subsidised cylinders from mid-September till March 2013, every non-subsidised cylinder for domestic users will cost Rs. 767.