Centre approves introduction of fiber glass gas cylinder

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New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): The Union Government on Thursday said that it has given in principle approval for the introduction of translucent fiber glass LPG cylinder for domestic use.

Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora said: "Government has conveyed "in principle" approval to the Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) for expanding the product line by way of introduction of composite (translucent fiber glass) cylinders for marketing domestic LPG.

However, the government clarified that the permission is "subject to there being no subsidy element in the LPG to be marketed through these composite cylinders."

Deora informed the House that it is planned to be launched as a pilot in Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Pune, and then translucent LPG cylinders will be launched throughout the ountry.

He further said that global tender for procurement of translucent LPG cylinders has been invited by OMCs, which is under evaluation.

Only after finalization of the tender and placement of purchase order, the cost of the proposed translucent fiber glass cylinders will be known.

However, these cylinders are being introduced in selected markets as a separate package and not as replacement of existing cylinders.

The composite cylinders are translucent and will show the level of LPG present in the cylinder.

Handling of these cylinders would be easier as they are lighter in weight than steel cylinders. (ANI)

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