In making efforts to put end to long, winding queues at fuel pumps, the government is mulling over a plan to deliver petrol and diesel to customers via online. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas shared their decision in a tweet on Friday.
At least 3.5 crore people come to fuel station every day, the oil ministry said, adding that nearly Rs 2,500 crore worth of transactions take place every year.
“This would help consumers avoid spending excessive time and long queues at fuel stations,” the ministry tweeted.
The ministry also sought to draw attention towards an increase in digital transactions for fuel purchase, when it said about 40,000 retail outlets are with POS (point of sale), more than 86 per cent of retail outlets with digital infrastructure today.
State-run oil companies are set to launch a daily price revision system for the sale of diesel and petrol in five states from 1 May. The move is being implemented on a pilot basis in Udaipur, Chandigarh, Visakhapatnam, Puducherry and Jamshedpur.