The domestic LPG being will continue to be made available in the market of Assam during the lockdown announced by the statement.
“Domestic LPG being covered under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955, will continue to be made available in the market even if there is a complete lockdown announced by the governments of the seven individual north-eastern States,” said G Ramesh, Chief General Manager and State Head of Indian Oil in a statement on Monday.
The Assam government has announced statewide lockdown from 6 pm on Tuesday till March 31.
Ramesh said the demand of LPG cylinders across the north-eastern States have shot up due to panic buying among customers in view of the anticipated lockdown in the States to curb the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said that all the 11 operating LPG bottling locations of Indian Oil across the Northeast are currently operating in full capacity amid all safety protocols and will continue to do so ensuring continuous supply of domestic LPG cylinders.
There will also be no restriction in the movement of the LPG carrying trucks supplying LPG from bottling locations to the LPG distributorships.
“All the Indian Oil LPG distributorships are also operating and ensuring delivery of LPG through our delivery partners. We are ensuring that all the necessary safety precautions are being taken by Indian Oil employees as well as our channel partners and delivery partners so that we can continue to serve the public,” he said.
Ramesh also requested all customers to take all necessary precautions to stop the spread of the coronavirus and wished for their safety and wellbeing.lPG