Ensured LPG supply to customers amid COVID-19 floods in Assam BPCL

    Guwahati, Aug 1 (PTI) Notwithstanding the twin
challenges of COVID-19 crisis and devastating floods in Assam,
government-owned Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) has
ensured supplies of LPG cylinders to its customers in the
state, an official said on Saturday.
    LPG cylinders are being sent to the flood-affected
people by using boats, while delivery men have been
maintaining social distancing norms to curb the spread of the
coronavirus disease, he said.
    "Our delivery boys continue to work hard. They are
using boats to reach around 12,000 customers in Kalgachia area
and 2,000 in Tengagaon in Barpeta district, 13,000 in Lakhipur
locality of Goalpara, about 8,500 in Dhansirikash and
Kharupetia of Darrang, and 3,000 customers in Borguli area of
Nagaon district," the official said.
    They are ensuring home delivery of LPG cylinders,
while adhering to all precautionary norms to contain the
spread of the disease, according to a company statement.
    BPCL has also delivered free refills to 6.27 lakh
beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY),
despite challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and problems of
    The company has tied up with 50 village level
entrepreneurs to deliver refills to remote places, it said.
    LPG cylinders are supplied from Numaligarh Refinery
Bottling plant which has been running throughout the lockdown,
the statement said.
    "The plant at NRL follows all standard operating
procedures and it was operational during the entire period of
total lockdown to ensure that there was no scarcity of cooking
gas," it said.
    BPCL had recently launched WhatsApp booking and
payments to make it convenient for the customers to order
refills, it said. PTI ESB

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