Coming soon: Home delivery of petrol, diesel

The petroleum ministry announced that they are exploring means to home deliver petroleum products on advance booking which will put an end to long queues at petrol pumps.

Imagine what if buying petrol for your car or bike is easy as ordering a pizza at home without waiting for your turn at the queue?

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas today announced that they are considering means to home deliver petroleum products on advance booking so that vehicle-owners do not have to waste time in queues at petrol pumps.

“Options being explored where petro products may be door delivered to consumers on pre booking” @dpradhanbjp (1/2)

; Petroleum Ministry (@PetroleumMin) April 21, 2017

“This would help consumers avoid spending excessive time and long queues at fuel stations” @dpradhanbjp (2/2)

; Petroleum Ministry (@PetroleumMin) April 21, 2017

It is estimated that about 3.5 crore people come to fuel stations every day to make about Rs 2500 crore worth of transactions every year.

Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan today held a meeting on promotion of cash less transactions using digital mode of payments at Srinagar after which the announcement came on Twitter.

They have come out with a three-pronged strategy - rapid expansion of digital payment infrastructure at fuel stations, awareness campaign and incentivising consumers.

Daily cashless transactions have increased from Rs 150 crore per day to Rs 400 crore per day. When the home delivery of petro products become a reality then it is expected that digital payments will increase further.