Going out to book a new LPG connection? All you need now is an internet connection and you can do it right from your place with the help of the newly launched government scheme called ‘Sahaj’. Here’s more.
Booking a new LPG connection will not mean running around to gas agencies and waiting in queues any more. The whole process will now be a lot easier as it is available online, and bookings can be done in just a few clicks.
‘Sahaj’, a scheme for the online registration of new LPG connections was launched on Sunday by Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan.
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With the help of the portal mylpg.in, consumers can register a new connection online and can also go for online payments. An option for ordering a refill was already available.
“Consumers can now book a new connection online. It will be verified within 48 hours and a person from the nearest LPG agency will deliver a new connection at the door-step in next 3-4 days,” said the minister.
This is an additional step taken towards the vision of Digital India and will definitely make the process of registrations hassle free for the consumers. The initiative has been launched in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna and Pune.
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The system will be available on the websites of each oil company, along with the government’s LPG portal. All that the consumers have to do is fill up an application form and the system will automatically detect which dealer will be the best for them.
They will then receive the customer ID within 48 hours via email and phone message.
This is followed by an online payment and verification, after which the regulator, cylinder and rubber pipe will be delivered to the consumer by the dealer’s representative. For those who do not have a stove can select the option offered by the system to purchase it online.
As of now, the PAHAL scheme (Direct Benefit Transfer on LPG), under which the subsidy of customers goes directly into their bank accounts, is already expanding. It is helping in the elimination of corruption caused due to middlemen and black marketers.
In addition to this, the government is also planning to launch the sale of LPG in 2kg bottles at local kirana stores, which can be easily carried and will help those who cannot afford the 14.2kg cylinders. Sale of 5kg cylinders at Rs. 155 was launched in October 2013. The 2kg ones will also be useful for the financially weaker families, students and migrant labourers who live in temporary residences in the city, and do not have any address proof to register for the 14.2kg cylinders.
New connections can be ordered by filling the form here.