Soon, oil marketing companies like Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) may be going the e-commerce way what with the government planning to introduce home delivery of petrol and diesel in India.
According to sources close to the development, petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan has mooted the idea at a meeting of the consultative committee of members of Parliament in Srinagar today as an effort to increase digital transactions in the sector.
“This will increase the number of digital transactions and become more comfortable for petrol and diesel consumers. They will not have to stand in long queues and will be able to get it delivered at their doorstep,” said an industry source. Pradhan informed the members that the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas took the lead role in digital payment promotion drive. As per the plan, the consumers can book petrol and diesel in advance through online mode, which will be delivered directly at home by the oil marketing companies.