Back in April, we had done a story at how the authorities are working towards making home delivery of fuel a possibility. The idea here is to reduce congestion at fuel pumps, which will save on people’s time and money.
Now, a Bangalore based startup has gone ahead and made this a possibility. Recognised by the Govt. of India, Mypetrolpump is an online platform where people can get home delivery of fuel at any place in Bengaluru.
For a start, certain locations at HSR Layout, Koramangla, Bellandur, BTM and Bomanahalli have been identified while the service could be expanded to more locations in a phased manner. Though this service is offered from 6 am to 8 pm, the company is keen on starting a 24×7 service with emergency deliveries also being undertaken.
A notable fact about mypetrolpump is that the fuel is delivered at the same cost at which it is available at the nearest petrol station with a delivery charge. As an inaugural offer the customer pays INR 99 for as delivery fee upto 100 liters of fuel while for quantities above 100 liters, this delivery charge is at just INR 1.
Mypetrolpump fills up fuel from authorized dealers of oil companies in the vicinity. They ensure quality of fuel and the fuel is also checked for quantity prior to it being loaded into the refueller for delivery. No fuel is stocked and kept but only filled up on receipt of orders from customers.
The staff handling the fuel is well trained in the right way and safety methods of handling such inflammable material which is as per guidelines in Petroleum Act and Rules by PESO (Petroleum & Explosive Safety Organization of India). The refuellers are equipped with all safety equipment such as spill containment kits, fire extinguishers and first aid kits.
This sort of home delivered fuel not only ensures quality and quantity received by the customer but also saves time and the environment, claims the startup.