The Indian Oil Corporation will increase its LPG bottling capacity in north east to 360,000 metric tonnes from 258,000 metric tonnes a year in the next three months.
“Currently we are in the process of doubling the capacity of the two bottling plants in Guwahati. Besides, upgradation of other plants in the region is also being done,” IOC General Manager (North East) A Pradhan said.
He said the company has recently introduced a computer-based system to check the “diversion” of domestic LPG cylinders to commercial institutions.
“It has been brought to our notice that commercial institutions were using domestic LPG cylinders. To check this black-marketing we have introduced a computer-based uploading system in outlets,” he said during a function here last evening.
Under the new system, the sales officers upload the details of cylinder distribution from their outlets, he said.
Calling on the state governments to come up with statutes for promoting use of LPG as a fuel in vehicles, the official said, “If the consumers and the state governments desire, we are willing to invest. Provisions are ready, and whenever required we can make the LPG facilities (like dispensing stations) available.”