Ramakanta Biswas

Bhubaneswar: Making the refill booking of LPG cylinders more easy and convenient, the Indian Oil on Friday introduced missed call service for the consumers.

Now consumers can book LPG refill cylinders through missed call. Besides, several new customer-centric initiatives were launched by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at an event in Bhubaneswar today.

According to sources, customers will have to dial 8454955555 from their registered mobile number and the LPG refill will reach their doorsteps. Prospective customers in Bhubaneswar can also apply for new connection through this facility.

"The Missed call facility is an example of the success of the Digital India mission in the cause of service to the people. The government is using technology to usher in equitable treatment of every Indian in receiving services and improving ease of living for citizens," Pradhan said.

The Union Minister lauded the distribution efforts of the OMCs, especially the delivery boys- the ‘Corona warriors’, who showed guts and sincerity to supply the LPG at the doorsteps of the people without any interruption, in the time of pandemic.

He exhorted the gas agencies and distributors to ensure that the LPG delivery period should be shortened from 1 day to a few hours.

Pradhan also rolled out the second phase of world class premium grade petrol (Octane 100), branded as XP100 by Indian Oil. In this second phase, Indian Oil’s branded XP100 was rolled out in seven more cities including Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Indore and Bhubaneswar today. The Minister had launched XP100 and rolled out the first phase a month ago on December 1, 2020 at select outlets in 10 Indian cities.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)