State-level coordinator of oil industry and Executive Director of Indian Oil Corporation, Uttiya Bhattacharya, said on Wednesday that there was sufficient stock of petrol, diesel and LPG cylinders in Uttar Pradesh.
The IOC official said in Lucknow that all PSU oil companies were working relentlessly during the tough times to maintain uninterrupted supply of fuel and LPG cylinders through their retail outlets and distributors.
He said that oil companies had ensured that sufficient stocks of petrol and diesel were available at all retail outlets and LPG cylinders at the distributors’ end.
The oil companies have requested the state authorities for direction to district magistrates for the issuance of necessary passes for ensuring hassle-free distribution of the essential commodity to common people.
Bhattacharya said that at present there were 2,178 LPG distributors for catering to around 4,03 crore active customers and 7,128 retail outlets to cater to general demand of petrol and diesel in Uttar Pradesh.
He said that PSU oil companies were operating 32 oil terminals and depots for making petrol and diesel available in the state.
There are 26 LPG bottling plants in UP to ensure that cylinders reached every consumer of the state.
The oil companies supply 7.9 lakh cylinders per day across the state on an average and the supply chain is ensured by around 27,000 delivery boys. This work force is available at the distributors’ end and customer attendants at retail outlets are the backbone of supply of the essentials.
The IOC official appealed to the public to cooperate with delivery boys and customer attendants to ensure smooth supply across Uttar Pradesh.