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Doorstep delivery of CNG fuel in Mumbai soon

The Mumbai-based innovative energy distribution startup The Fuel Delivery recently announced that it will be delivering CNG to customers at their doorsteps in Mumbai. The company stated that it has signed a “letter of intent” with Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) to set up mobile CNG stations in the city.

Doorstep delivery of CNG fuel in Mumbai soon

According to TFD, their 24×7 service will cater to all CNG-run auto-rickshaws, cabs, private and commercial vehicles, school buses and other vehicles that use CNG. This is the first of its kind startup that will be delivering CNG to customers at their convenience with the use of the TFD app.

TFD stated that CNG consumers will be able to fill their vehicles without having to wait in long lines at CNG stations, thanks to the advent of the doorstep service. MGL (Mahanagar Gas Limited) has given the startup permission to commence with two composite CNG Dispensing Units (CDUs) or mobile CNG stations in Mumbai.

In the following three months, the service will begin in Sion and Mahape, Mumbai, and will progressively expand to other sections of the city. MGL’s CDU has also completed trial runs after getting first permission from the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation, according to the statement from the organization.

Speaking on the announcement Rakshit Mathur, founder-CEO, The Fuel Delivery said, “After successfully carrying out the doorstep delivery of diesel across the country, we are taking a step forward by announcing the CNG doorstep delivery,” Mathur added that he believes providing CNG to car owners at their doorstep will encourage them to switch to CNG and refill their vehicles in the convenience and comfort of their own homes or offices.

According to the firm, Mumbai consumes over 43 lakh kilogrammes of CNG each year through over five lakh CNG-powered cars, despite the city having just 223 CNG outlets. The IoT-based firm currently supplies diesel to a variety of industries, including real estate, hotel, retail, transportation and storage, and agriculture. It presently serves over 500 B2B (Business-to-Business) customers from various industries. The Fuel Delivery plans to extend its B2C (Business-to-Customer) services with mobile CNG stations, according to a statement.

Earlier in December of last year, the company also expanded its operation of delivering diesel to Pune and Jaipur. The company launched its first franchise in Jaipur and it is run by Army veteran Brigadier (Retd) Dharam Veer Singh who served in the Indian Army for over 34 years. The onset of this service in Jaipur began with the presence of Brigadier Jitendra Singh Bisht, SM, Deputy GOC & Station Commander, Jaipur Military Base as chief guest.

The Fuel Delivery at the occasion also revealed it aims to expand its network across India and will be launching its operations in Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Goa, and Chandigarh in the coming months. The startup has been awarded with the “Indian Achievers’ Award for Promising Start-Up, 2021 and Rakshit Mathur was recently honoured with Bharat Jyoti Awards.