New software to detect bogus LPG consumers

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Bareilly, July 8 (UNI) Petroleum companies suffering huge losses due to the rising crude oil prices have now innovated a new software to prevent bogus LPG consumers.

A sofware called Indosoft can detect bogus consumers who have been issued several connections by different LPG agencies or on seperate addresses.

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Deputy General Manager Pramod Bhutani said ''this software will enable the oil companies to detect the fake consumers who are misusing the government subsidy given to the consumer on the LPG.

''We have started connecting LPG agencies of all the companies in Bareilly district through this software to find out the bogus consumers'', he said.

The official also announced that by September, IOC will introduce commercial LPG cylinders weighing 47.5 kilograms for consumers with large consumption. Presently, the commercial LPG weighs only 19.5 kgs.

Mr Bhutani said the total weight of the new commercial LPG would be around 90 kilograms and it would prevent misuse of the domestic LPG cylinders by these commercial establishments particularly the hotels, resturants and marriage ceremonies.

He also denied that there was any shortage of LPG cylinders nor any proposals to fix cylinder quota to the consumers.

The IOC offical was here in connection with the inauguration of railway ticketing system, reserved and unreserved, through the IOC agencies.

''We have started a pilot project in one of the gas agency in Bareilly with the help of the Indian Railways and after its success it will be implemented in other parts of the state'', he said.

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