LPG New Rules : You Need OTP for home delivery of LPG from November 1 - Everything you should know
Home delivery of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders will require an OTP (one-time-password) from next month. Individuals who wish to receive doorstep delivery of cooking gas cylinders will now need an OTP for the process.
There will be a major change in the home delivery system of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder from next month. The consumers who book a LPG cylinder from November 1 onwards, will have to furnish a one-time password (OTP). The change comes as part of the new Delivery Authentication Code (DAC). The system will help in preventing the theft and also identifying the right customer.
The pilot project has started in Jaipur and will be implemented in 100 smart cities. To stop the theft of LPG cylinders, the delivery shall not be completed untill a code is shown to the delivery person on the consumer's registered mobile number. The code will be sent in the mobile number of the consumer.
So, if you order LPG cylinders at home and have recently changed number, you need to update it to receive OTP. The consumers should also update the address of their residence if the address mentioned with the gas agency is different from the one in which they are residing.
At the beginning of this month, the rate of non-subsidised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder, were kept unchanged. This was the third month of negligible or no change in the rates following marginal increases in June and July. Currently, the rates of non-subsidised LPG refills vary in different parts of the country, and are revised every month.
With effect from October 1, the price of non-subsidised LPG remained at Rs 594 per cylinder (14.2 kilograms) each in Delhi and Mumbai, according to data from Indian Oil Corporation. The country's largest fuel retailer, Indian Oil, supplies LPG under the brand Indane.