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Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan launches missed call facility for LPG Consumers to boost govt's efforts foe ease of living

Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan launches missed call facility for LPG Consumers to boost govt's efforts foe ease of living

Bhubaneshwar, Jan 01 (UNI) Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan, in a step towards improving ease of living, has launched from Bhubaneswar the facility of LPG refilling and new connection registration by giving a single missed call.
IndianOil’s Indane LPG customers can use single missed call number 8454955555 for refill booking- for all India and for registering new connections.
Currently the option of registering new connections is available only in Bhubaneshwar and will soon be rolled out to the rest of the country.
Inaugurating the missed call facility and terming it as a New Year Gift to the country, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, said, “It is the desire of Hon’ble Prime Minister to ensure energy availability, accessibility, and affordability to the common man of the country. While our Ministry has ensured LPG penetration in the country is now almost 99% up from 55.9% in 2014, we are now looking at making this kitchen-friendly fuel more accessible to all."
"Until a few years back, it was very difficult to get an LPG connection, and customers had to wait for a prolonged period to obtain one. Today now with just a missed call a new connection can be obtained. This has been made possible due to the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of a Digital India.”
Advantages of the missed call refill booking facility over the IVRS facility include quicker booking as customers do not have to hold on call, no call charges, customers who are not adept with IVRS like senior citizens can opt for refill booking via missed call.
This facility will also ease life of rural consumers.
Mr Pradhan also rolled out the second phase of IndianOil’s world class premium grade petrol (Octane 100) branded as XP100. In this second phase, IndianOil’s branded XP100 was rolled out in seven more cities including Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Indore, and Bhubaneswar today.
The Minister had launched XP100 and rolled out the first phase a month ago on December 1, 2020 at select outlets in 10 Indian cities.
Mr Pradhan on the occasion of launch said, “India is part of an exclusive club of countries globally where petrol with 100 or higher-octane number is sold. XP100 has reiterated our commitment for providing better energy solutions to all. XP100 has been developed indigenously and is in line with the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative and our Hon’ble Prime Minister's Energy Vision.”
On this occasion, Mr Pradhan also green flagged the dispatch of first load of XP100 from the country’s oldest operating refinery at Digboi.
This advanced petrol produced from Digboi Refinery will cater to the needs of retail outlets in cities located in country’s North-East region.
“The Digboi Refinery started the fuel revolution in the country over a hundred years back, and this very refinery today has produced the most superior form of petrol in the country. This will go down as a watershed movement in the India’s energy journey,” said Mr Pradhan.
“Digboi now joins the elite group of Mathura and Barauni Refineries by producing XP-100 Petrol using existing infrastructure and secondary processing facilities. Established in 1901, the Digboi Refinery was Asia’s first oil refinery and currently one of the world’s oldest operating refineries. This is indeed a commendable achievement, being the oldest Refinery, producing the most advanced petrol available in the country,” said Mr Pradhan.
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