The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) on Thursday launched first of a kind fuel dispenser in Jorhat, which would take fuel to the doorsteps of the customers.
Indian Oil Corporation Chief General Manager (Indian Oil- AOD) Uttiya Bhattacharyya said that the initiative was in accordance with the permission was granted by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
“IOCL has taken all possible steps to take up the service christened as Fuel@Doorstep to the premises of the customer who would require such a service,” said Bhattacharyya.
“The fuel referred here is just diesel and petrol is not included,” said Bhattacharyya.
“Since petrol is more combustible than diesel and is not as safe to deliver, the door delivery service presently is limited to diesel products only,” said Bhattacharyya.
This unique service is aimed to ensure hassle-free supply of diesel at the customers’ doorstep,” added Bhattacharyya.
The service will save manpower, time and cost for the customers taking fuel in bulk,” he further said.
“Further, the quantity ordered would have to be 200 litres or more and the payment has to be made online,” Bhattacharyya further said.
“Indian Oil’s retail outlet M/s Surya Petroleum Products Pvt Ltd., Jorhat would operate the dispenser,” he added more.
Elaborating about the facility, Bhattacharyya said that the service would be beneficial for the bulk and industrial customers.
“In this service, a fuel dispenser would be mounted on a mobile oil tanker having tanker capacity of 6000 litres,” added Bhattacharyya.
“The service is mainly for delivering fuel to customers with stationary usage like diesel generation sets, tea factories, industrial customers, etc,” Bhattacharyya said.
Customers can place an order through mobile apps and Bhattacharyya asked customers to take advantage of the technology.
Post-delivery and payment of bills, the customers would receive an e-bill through SMS.