LPG cylinder: Consumers need not pay delivery charges to the delivery boy

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Now you don’t need to pay for your LPG Cylinders delivery. The Hindu Petroleum Corporation Limited on Thursday stated that the consumers do not have to pay delivery gas cylinders. The statement was in response to a Right to Information (RTI) petition. HPCL said, “The responsibility of the gas distributor to deliver the gas cylinder at the doorstep of the consumer irrespective of the floor location in the building/flats without collecting any additional charge other than the amount mentioned in the bill.”

The company also stated that customers do not have to pay any extra charges demanded by the delivery men.

Reportedly, starting from this year in the country, the price of LPG Cylinder may be changed every week. Currently, these prices are fixed on a monthly basis but in view of the daily fluctuations in the prices of petroleum products, oil companies are now planning to change the prices on a weekly basis.

LPG cylinder: Consumers need not pay delivery charges to the delivery boy
Times of India

It may be noted that the price of petrol and diesel are fixed every day due to which, petroleum companies easily adjust any change in global crude prices. However, since the price of LGP cylinders is fixed on a monthly basis, companies have t bear the loss for the whole month. In the wake of this, companies have been considering ways of changing prices for a long time.

Petrol and diesel prices, of change, are updated every day at 6 AM. The new rates come into effect from 6 AM onwards. The price of petrol and diesel almost doubles after adding excise duty, dealer commission, and other items. According to experts, petroleum companies have also started implementing the new policy of increasing the price. However, no announcement has been made about this yet. Under this, the prices of LPG Cylinders have been increased twice so far in December.  But due to lack of announcement, people could not get to know it.

Moreover, Paytm has now opened up the opportunity to get a cashback of up to Rs. 500 by booking your LPG Cylinder through the app. In most parts of the country, where LPG cylinders are between 700 and 750 rupees after subsidy, you can get HP, Indane, Bharat Gas LPG cylinders at your home by taking advantage of Paytm’s special cash backs at the cost of 200 to 250 rupees.


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