With just a click of your smartphone, it is now possible to get food, medicines, plants and even groceries delivered to your doorstep.
But did you know that you could have an automobile fuel like diesel home delivered as well, and that too legally?
For the first time in India, a unique project has been launched in Pune, by the by Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).
Under this project, a mobile dispenser approved by the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PES) will home deliver the fuel to its customers, who can avail the facility on pre-booking with the company.
“Another milestone in customer convenience. Indian Oil launches FIRST PESO APPROVED Mobile dispenser for door delivery of diesel to its esteemed customers at Pune,” a tweet by IOC said.
Though flagged off only in Pune, the oil marketing company plans on expanding the project across the country subsequently. They are also considering a similar model with petrol in mind, though nothing has been finalised yet.
Unlike diesel which is relatively safer to handle in a vending machine like the mobile dispenser, a foolproof and safe system will have to be formulated for petrol.
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“Options being explored where petrol products may be door delivered to consumers on pre-booking. This would help consumers avoid spending excessive time, and form long queues at fuel stations,” Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had stated last year, reports The Economic Times.
PESO is a government agency working under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) of the commerce ministry to control and administer the usage of explosives, petrol stations in India.