Srinagar: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL) on Saturday said it will double its petrol pumps in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in wake of growing fuel needs.
According to the statement, the company said retail sales of Petrol and Diesel are increasing at the rate of approximately 8% and 4% p.a. respectively.
“Expansion of retail outlet network (Petrol Pumps) is undertaken by HPCL primarily to meet the growing fuel needs and convenience of customers in emerging markets like upcoming highways, agricultural pockets and industrial hubs in Jammu and Kashmir. The Retail Outlet network in Rural, remote and far-flung areas are also being expanded with the intention of reaching product, predominantly HSD, ensuring quality and correct price to meet the rural agricultural demand and people living in remote areas,” the company said.
The expansion of Retail outlet network is expected to generate employment opportunities also for people.
HPCL has now issued advertisements inviting applications from prospective candidates for setting up of petrol pumps, the statement reads.
“The process of dealer selection has been simplified in line the Government’s emphasis on ‘Ease of doing business’. User friendly On-line application has been introduced. The application form has also been simplified. The rigmarole of submitting voluminous documents by the applicants, in support of eligibility, has been dispensed with. Only the selected candidate would be required to produce the documents. Similarly, the eligibility norms have also been relaxed,” the statement said.
For the first time, computerized “Draw of Lots”/”Bid opening” would be held under the aegis of an independent agency to bring in more transparency.
All Retail outlets will be constructed with latest technology including automation. The company further said that last date of application is Dec 24, 2018.