JK to get 111 new LPG dealers

No new agency for Srinagar city


Srinagar, Jan 31: Succumbing to the mounting pressure from the state government and the general public, oil companies operating here have decided to open new 111 gas outlets in JK.
 Sources said that a high level meeting of officials of all the three oil companies, HPCL, BPCL and IOCL, was held in Chandigarh recently in which the decks were cleared for commissioning new agencies in Jammu and Kashmir.
 “The companies will soon invite applications from interested parties for appointment of new dealers in all the three regions of the state. 46 new agencies will be set up in Kashmir including Leh and Ladakh and 65 agencies in Jammu province,” sources privy to the meeting said.
 However sources said there will be no new gas agency in Srinagar city where the consumers have been facing huge problems due to new LPG policy which mandates updation of gas connections by filing KYC forms and fulfill other formalities. 
 While the cap by Government of India on supply of subsidized LPG cylinders to the consumers has hit the Valley badly, the genesis of the lingering cooking gas crisis in Kashmir was attributed to the limited number of dealers in the summer capital.
 Experts believe that the restricted number of LPG dealers, who monopolize the supply of cooking gas in the Valley, is the major contributory factor to the problem.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 1 Feb 2013 00:00:00 IST

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