Govt to allot LPG connection in 60 days

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New Delhi, Aug 19: New LPG connection in 60 days. The government on Tuesday, Aug 19 announced that new LPG connection will be allotted by the oil marketing companies (OMCs) within a period of 60 days only. ''LPG connections will be provided at the earliest by the OMCs, with the upper waiting limit not exceeding more than 60 days,'' Petroleum Secretary R S Pandey told media at a review meeting of the CEOs of oil PSUs here.

In order to ensure optimum availability of LPG in the country, especially in the coming festive season, the distribution network will be more organised, Mr Panday said. Meanwhile, the Secretary said a public grievance redressal system will be set up in two weeks time at all levels -- District, State, Nation and Company -- where consumer can register their complaints.

Chairing the meeting, Petroleum Minister Murli Deora emphasised that the supplies of LPG should be maintained at the optimum level during the ensuing festival season.

Mr Deora however urged oil companies to ensure the availability of petroleum products in different parts of the country at the earliest.

The meeting was attended by senior officers of Petroleum Ministry and CEOs of ONGC, GAIL, IOC, BPCL, HPCL.


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