The sale of the 5-kg FTL cylinders from kirana stores and supermarkets has been launched in Bangalore, Chennai, Gorakhpur, Lucknow and Aligarh, to begin with, IOC said in a release in Kochi on Thursday.
The cost of a new 5-kg FTL cylinder with LPG will be approximately in the range of Rs. 1600 to Rs. 1700. At the time of subsequent refills, only the cost of the product will be payable while exchanging the empty cylinder for a filled one.
This new initiative will make available LPG freely through easily approachable sales points, and local corner stores such as kirana shops, retail stores and malls and will benefit migratory population such as students, IT professionals, BPO employees and persons with odd duty timings, it said.
To begin with, sale of the 5-kg FTL cylinders has been launched from 11 kirana stores in five cities, and will be extended to 50 more cities in the near future.
Earlier, in October last year, sale of 5-kg FTL cylinders was launched from select Indian Oil retail outlets (petrol/diesel stations) pan-India, the release said.