April 21, 2017 / 10:34 AM / 7 months ago

India plans home delivery of petroleum products

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is considering a plan for home delivery of petroleum products to consumers if they make a pre-booking to cut long queues at fuel stations, the oil ministry tweeted on Friday.

A worker uses a card machine to receive payment from a motorcyclist at a fuel station in Kolkata, India, February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files

About 350 million people come to fuel stations every day, it said. Annually 25 billion rupees ($387.00 million) worth of transactions takes place at fuel stations.

India, the world’s third biggest oil consumer, will be introducing daily price revision of petrol and diesel in five cities from May 1, ahead of a nation-wide roll out of the plan.

($1 = 64.6000 Indian rupees)

Reporting by Nidhi Verma; Editing by Sunil Nair

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