In a step towards women empowerment, the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has set up an all-women retail outlet at Belonia in South Tripura district, about 89 km away from Agartala.

This is for the first time in Tripura’s history that a petrol pump has been launched in the state with all women employees starting from the dealer to the manager and from the customer attendant to the sweeper.

The all-women retail outlet of the IOCL – M/s Nikhil Petroleum – was recently inaugurated state level coordinator (SLC) Prasenjit Debnath in presence of others.

Besides fuel, this petrol pump also provides basic facilities like free air, cooling water from water purifier and toilets.

The petrol pump also greets the customers with some new facilities like nitrogen tyre inflator, electric vehicle charging machine and quick lube oil changing machine.

Meanwhile, IT firm Maximl recently said it bagged a two-year deal worth Rs 7.33 crore from Indian Oil Corporation to digitalise last-mile operations across all its nine refineries for turnaround maintenance.

The platform previously configured the needs of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) across two deployments at Panipat and Haldia refineries.

IOCL officials recently said Indian Oil would spend Rs 28,500 crore this fiscal in expanding its operations, against Rs 27,000 crore it spent last financial year.

The officials informed that the IOCL would spend around Rs 5,000 crore on refineries, Rs 5,000 crore on pipelines and Rs 1,600 crore on marketing.

IOCL will also spend Rs 2,580 crore on petrochemicals, Rs 1,500 crore on city gas distribution business, and Rs 1,000 crore on other joint venture projects, the officials said.

A few small projects costing below Rs 25 crore would make up for the rest of the investment, the IOCL officials said.

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