Governor inaugurates MC’s fuel outlet at Sector 51-A
V.P. Singh Badnore, Governor, Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh inaugurated new Indian Oil Retail outlets in Sector-51 under the operations of Municipal Corporation Chandigarh. The fuel outlet has been dedicated by the Governor to the people of Chandigarh through a Virtual event. Manoj Kumar Parida, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, UT Chandigarh and Sanjay Beniwal, IPS, DGP, Chandigarh were also present at Punjab Raj Bhawan during the inauguration.
Raja Bala Malik, Mayor, K.K Yadav, IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, Mandeep Singh Brar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh, Heera Negi, area Councillor, Sujoy Choudhury, Executive Director & State Head, Indian Oil, Punjab State Office and other Senior officials from Municipal Corporation and Indian Oil were also be present during the event at the petrol pump site.
While speaking on the occasion, the Hon’ble Governor of Punjab & Administrator U.T. Chandigarh, V.P. Singh Badnore lauded the efforts of Municipal Corporation Chandigarh for commissioning of the State of Art retail outlet in a record time of 3 months at Sector 51. He further added that women should be given equal opportunities to service at the new outlet for promoting women empowerment in the city. He directed the officials concerned to ensure quality & quantity 100% along with expedition of commissioning of green fuels at the retail outlet.
He said that this retail outlet located at Sector 51, Chandigarh will help in better serving the customers of nearby areas by reducing their traveling time for fuel requirements.
Manoj Kumar Parida, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, Chandigarh complemented Municipal Corporation’s efforts for a new outlet which he added will be very profitable due to its strategic location. He also advised Indian oil for expediting the CNG expansion in Chandigarh city. He said that the fuel station will further strengthen the bond between Indian Oil and Chandigarh Administration which started a long back.
While sharing information about the petrol pump, the Mayor Raj Bala Malik briefed that the new fuel outlet at Sector-51 has not only provided new employment opportunities to local people but will also act as new sources of revenue for Municipal Corporation. In future, CNG facility will be added in Sec-51 outlet, she added.
The Mayor offered thanks to Hon’ble Governor under whose able vision, the new outlet could be dedicated to the masses of the city. She said that this retail outlet is fully automated wherein customers shall receive e-receipts after the purchase of fuel.
The Municipal Commissioner K.K. Yadav said that the State of Art outlet is fully automated having ultra-modern facilities such as the new ‘Smart Ground Detector’ for better safety which has been introduced for the first time on all India basis. The petrol pump at sector 51-A, Vikas Marg, Chandigarh having area 12000 Sq.ft. will work 24×7 from onwards. Provisions have also been made for providing green fuels like CNG, EV charging and battery swapping which shall be launched in due course of time. Indian Oil’s branded petrol Xtra Premium with super cleansers will also be available at the fuel outlet, he added.
He said that the Chandigarh Administration has allotted 2 sites for setting up of petrol pumps to the Municipal Corporation at industrial area Phase-II and at Sector 51-A. He said that the second fuel outlet at industrial area Phase-II will be commissioned shortly.
Sujoy Choudhury, Executive Director & State Head, Punjab State Office, earlier in the inaugural session, welcomed all the dignitaries who joined physically and also through virtual mode and thanked Chandigarh administration and Municipal Corporation Chandigarh for full support during each step for successfully achieving this milestone for Chandigarh.
During the inauguration, Indian Oil also launched a Check and Fill customer awareness initiative in which the customer can earn 100 Reward points under Indian Oil’s XTRAREWARDS loyalty programme. The customers were also distributed free masks and sanitizers on this occasion in response to call given by PM “Jab Tak Dwayi Nahin, Tab Tak Dhilayi Nahin”.
In addition to that assured prizes will also be given to the customers by participating in the quantity and quality check of the fuel delivered at the fuel outlet.