Tamil Nadu Co-operative Marketing Federation (TANFED) will soon open a petrol outlet at Koyambedu.
The outlet, which would supply petrol and diesel, is the second one to be opened by the Federation in the city.
According to the lease agreement signed with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., the land would be provided by the TANFED for a period of 19 years and construction will be undertaken by the oil major. The outlet that is coming up near the Federation’s cold storage facility will supply both petrol and diesel.
“Our employees were given training in manning petrol outlets. We will ensure both quality and quantity,” said minister for cooperation Sellur K. Raju, who recently opened the Federation’s first petrol bunk in the State at Kodambakkam in the city, which is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and supplies only petrol.
The TANFED markets farmers’ inputs including seeds, agricultural implements, fertilizers and pesticides throughout the State. Since these two properties were in prime locations, the Federation mooted the idea of setting up the outlets. “We are also thinking of opening petrol bunks in other major towns in the State where we have land,” the minister said.
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