JAMMU: Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs, Chering Dorjay, said that a project is in pipeline to set up a new Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) retail outlet dealership at village Nimoo in Lehwhich will be operated by Bami Dunya Cooperative Consumer Store (BDCCS) Ltd.
The minister said this while discussing modalities for implementation of this project in a meeting convened here on Tuesday.
While elaborating on the contours of the project, the minister informed that land has already been identified at village Nimoo on Leh-Kargil highway for establishment of this retail outlet and mini POL depot. On the occasion, the minister said that the proposed retail outlet will come up as a joint venture of Baami Duniya Cooperative Consumer Store and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. The BPCL will be developing appropriate structures, storage tanks and pumps at the aforementioned location for the retail outlet.The corporation will provide clean drinking water, toilet facility, first aid kits with medicines, adequate illumination besides other basic facilities at the retail outlet, the handout read. Highlighting the issues related to availability of petroleum products in Leh, the minister said that the project would prove to be of great help tothe people by catering to their requirements on this account.
Minister asked the BPCL officials to ensure that all necessary formalities regarding implementation of this project were completed at the earliest sothat the work is started soon. He also made a mention of the topographical difficulties of the region and asked them to work out their plans for the project keeping in view the same, the handout added.