Bengal Oil Marketing Companies accepted the old currency notes – Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 at all the petrol pumps and LPG distributors. The organisation has announced that they will continue to do the same till midnight of November 24. This special drive was taken up for the comfort of stranded transport crew.
Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra, General Manager, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. and State Level Coordinator for Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) in the state, has assured all the PSU OMC customers that all retail outlets (petrol pumps) of Indian Oil, HPCL, BPCL will continue to accept the demonetized notes of Rs 500 and Rs.1000 up to November 24, midnight.
“Furthermore as a special facility to the long distance truck drivers, re-fuelling at PSU OMCs petrol pump, change for Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000, wherever possible, will be extended,” said Mohapatra.
He advised that to alleviate the trouble of stranded truck drivers and helpers in border areas of Bengal, Oil Companies’ dealers have even undertaken providing free food packets and water to them. He has assured that Oil Companies are going all the way to help their most important channel partners in the best possible way.
He also added that in case of any emergency and further queries, a special officer from Indian Oil officers may be contacted. Saibal Kanjilal, the representative of Indian oil can be contacted dialling the mobile phone number – 9836732300.
Handling the issues on acceptance of demonetised notes from customers, Mohapatra has also assured that the Oil Companies officers operating from the State of Bengal will extend whatever help possible for the convenience of its customers of petroleum products.