IOCL begins doorstep diesel delivery service in Mumbai

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 09 Aug 2021


Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has started doorstep delivery of diesel in Mumbai and adjoining areas in partnership with Humsafar India and Okara Fuelogics.

Humsafar is an app-based doorstep diesel delivery service for farmers, housing societies, hotels, hospitals, malls, construction sites, industries, banquets, and other bulk diesel buyers. Okara Fuelogics is a newly formed company by Okara Group - a leading transport and logistics company. Together the two companies aim to launch doorstep diesel delivery services in various cities of Maharashtra, including - Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Thane, Nashik, Aurangabad, Navi Mumbai, Solapur, and many other cities of the state.

Rajesh Singh, chief general manager – Maharashtra State Office, Indian Oil Corporation said: “The main aim of launching this service in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Wadala, JNPT, Panvel and Bhiwandi is to ease the lives of the end consumers without the hassles of diesel procurement. The government approved the doorstep diesel delivery system and is the new age concept of effective distribution of diesel. It allows fuel start-ups to maintain quality and create the availability of fuel for the consumers. The system will hugely benefit the agricultural sector, hospitals, housing societies, heavy machinery facilities, mobile towers and much more.”

“Earlier, the efficient energy distribution infrastructure was lacking. The bulk consumers of the diesel had to procure it from retail outlets in barrels which used to cause a lot of spillages and dead mileage in every procurement. The introduction of doorstep diesel delivery will solve many such problems, and it will provide diesel to bulk consumers in the most legal manner,” added Singh.

Zoravar Singh, director and co-founder, Okara Fuelogics, "Okara Group has now launched Okara Fuelogics. With this, we have diversified and made our much-awaited entry into petroleum retailing. The newly launched company would bring the advantage of Okara Group's understanding of diesel refuelling from an entirely different perspective of a consumer. It will immediately help tap into their large customer base using diesel for static equipment and heavy machinery. The partnership also envisions providing doorstep delivery service of diesel in major cities of Maharashtra, to begin with."

Ramandeep Singh, director, Okara Group "The management team comes with more than two decades of experience in the field of transportation, safe storage, handling of cargo, emergencies, and SOS situations. Both Humsafar and Okara are exploring more areas of cooperation, including diversifying into the recently opened 'CNG Door Delivery' and other innovative solutions to help bring fuel to various market segments We plan to expand our diesel at doorstep services in the states of Goa, Karnataka and Gujarat.”

Sanya Goel, director and co-founder, Humsafar: "Our alliance with Okara Group aims to provide doorstep diesel delivery services in Maharashtra and help entities like housing societies, industries as well as malls, with a regular supply of diesel. It saves customers the hassle of transporting large amounts of diesel from petrol stations to their desired location. This would also cut down the unsafe practices of transporting fuel and will help ensure a highly secure mode of transport by Humsafar dependable delivery dispensers.”