Islamabad LPG dealers told to start home delivery

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Feb 2: Much to the relief of consumers, the district administration has directed the LPG dealers to deliver the commodity to the customers at their doorsteps.
 To streamline the distribution system, the district administration has asked the dealers to start the home delivery of the LPG in Islamabad (Anantnag) town and Dooru from February 15 and then subsequently extend it to the entire district. 
 The directions were issued to the dealers at a meeting convened by DDC Islamabad (Anantnag) Farooq Ahmad Shah. The dealers in the meeting agreed to deliver the cylinders at the doorsteps of the consumers, an official said.
 Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ghulam Muhammad Dar, Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC), Nisar Ahmad, and officials from CAPD were present in the meeting.
 “The home delivery of LPG will be started in Islamabad (Anantnag) town and Dooru main, and subsequently extended to other areas in a time bound manner,” Shah told Greater Kashmir.
 He said the LPG dealers had been asked to strictly adhere to the government instructions in this behalf. “I will be personally monitoring the home delivery and strict action will be initiated against the dealers who won’t adhere to the guidelines,” the DDC said.
 He said the system had been initiated for the convenience of the people.
 “The Islamabad (Anantnag) town and Dooru main have been demarcated into 20 different zones. A truck-load of the LPG refills will be send to each zone by the distributors,” said ADC Islamabad (Anantnag)
 Dar said the people would just have to call the sub-dealer in the zones and the gas cylinder would be delivered within 24 hours or the date suggested by the consumer.
 “No extra charges will be levied on home delivery service. The sub-dealers in the zones have to deliver cylinders at such time which would be convenient for the consumer,” the ADC said.
 Meanwhile, the locals have hailed the initiative of the district administration and are hoping that it will be followed on the ground strictly.
 “We had to wait for hours together in queues to get the gas cylinder. Sometimes even after spending so much time in queue one could not get the cylinder, Riyaz Ahmad, a local said, adding that now he had heaved a sigh of relief with the decision of the district administration.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 2 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 2 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 3 Feb 2013 00:00:00 IST




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