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Carry booklet or no LPG supply: IOC

The company clears the air about new LPG supply policy and quashes rumours that there is ban on new connections

lucknow Updated: Oct 16, 2012 14:12 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Consumers must get domestic gas consumer card booklet with a serial and consumer numbers from their distributor or else they would not be supplied gas, said state coordinator Indian Oil Corporation (LPG division) BS Kainth, addressing media here on Monday.

The booklet is important because the cash memo inside will indicate the number of subsidised cylinders being delivered against the entitlement of consumer, he said.

If any consumer loses the booklet then he must obtain a new one from the distributor, he said.

“After the withdrawal of subsidy from the cooking gas cylinders, a lot of confusion has been created so the air must be cleared. There is no restriction on the number of non-subsidised cylinders that consumers can avail themselves of beyond the three subsidised LPG refills,” he said.

The subsidised LPG domestic cylinder would cost Rs. 417, nonsubsidized would cost Rs. 912, nondomestic (exempted) would cost R1121 and commercial cylinder Rs. 1725 in Lucknow.

He said, “There is no dearth of LPG cylinders during the festive season. Every month around 30 lakh LPG cylinders are sold in Lucknow region alone.”

Kainth said, “One family will be allowed to have only one connection. If there are more than one family in a single house then they will have to submit a proof that they are separate household on the same address. The gas agency will file a report after the proper survey based on that the cylinder would be allowed or cancelled.” According to Indian oil officials, the housing societies would have a role to play in the days to come in tracing double connection. The societies would be required to provide to the concerned distributor the list of residents to the IOC.

He said there was no ban on new connections. It’s just that an exercise to know double connections from different gas companies is going on. It would be completed within two to three days. After that anyone would be welcomed to take new connection, he explained.

First Published: Oct 16, 2012 14:09 IST