The consumers can call on this helpline to seek assistance to deal with gas leakage.
Pradhan asked the ministry and the top brass of oil marketing companies’ to make the number toll free. As for today, normal call rates will apply.
About the availability of LPG in the country, the minister said that there are 27 crore subscribers in the country, of which 16.5 crore are active subscribers and oil marketing companies cover about 60 percent of the population.
Pradhan said 2016 will be “Year of LPG Consumers” and that the govt will work to increase accessibility and availability of the cooking gas in the country.
“The 2016 will be Year of LPG Consumers. We will work to increase accessibility and availability of the cooking in the country. In coming three calender years 2016, 2017 and 2018, we will set an ambitious target to provide clean cooking fuel to entire population,” Pradhan said in New Delhi on Friday.