By Our Correspondent
NEW DELHI: Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship , Dharmendra Pradhan has said that the prepaid smart card (Retail and Fleet) launched by IGL for CNG consumers will be easily available and benefit common man in saving time in transactions at the CNG stations. Launching the cards here on Wednesday he said this is an important step taken by GAIL and IGL for making life easy for residents of Delhi.
Pradhan said the initiative is part of Digital India Campaign envisaged by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take country forward with the help of technology. He said his Ministry is making every effort to use technology and methods to provide time saving and easily accessible customer service to consumers.
Referring to the challenge of environmental pollution, Shri Pradhan said answer to Delhi’s pollution lies in migrating its power plants, industrial units besides domestic and transport usages to clean fuel. He said the Government is firm in its commitment to provide clean CNG and PNG for cooking and transport at customer’s convenience to promote Gas Based Economy.
Pradhan also distributed smart cards to some of the fleet as well as retail customers of IGL. He also saw demonstration of smart cards transaction after fuel dispensing at the CNG station.
Members of Parliament from Delhi Manoj Kumar Tiwari and Parvesh Verma, Chairman and Managing Director, GAIL (India) Ltd., B.C. Tripathi, Managing Director, IGL, E.S. Ranganathan, senior officials, transporters and CNG customers were among those who were present in the launch ceremony of the cards.