To get a new gas connection in India for cooking gas is one of the concerns for many people in India. Cooking gas is called LPG which is short for Liquefied Petroleum Gas. To purchase cylinders of LPG a connection registration is required and not having their own gas connection leaves many people with no alternative to buy gas cylinders in the black market at almost double the actual cost of what they should normally be paying. It’s not only the extra money involved but the added difficulty of not having a reliable source of an essential need for their daily cooking.
In this article, we will take you through the steps that you need to take to get a new LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) cylinder connection.
How do I get a new LPG connection?
New LPG Connections are now available on demand. All you need to do is approach the nearest LPG Distributor catering to your area with a proof of your residence address. The various documents accepted as proof of residence are Ration Card, Electricity Bill, Telephone Bill, Passport, Employer's Certificate, Flat allotment / possession letter, Voters Identity Card or Rent Receipt.
Distributors stock only ISI certified hotplates. However, it is not mandatory for you to buy your hotplate from the Distributor. Any make of your choice will suffice as long as it bears the ISI mark.
The LPG connection will be released to you immediately on completion of required formalities. At the time of installation of the connection in your kitchen, please allow the Distributor's staff to demonstrate how to use the LPG equipment.
For any HP customer, you can book your cylinder in person, via telephone or online. To book the cylinder online, you have an account with the HP Gas Consumer World. You can make this account on the HP website >> http://jihaan.hpcl.co.in/booking/
What are the documents I will receive after obtaining a new LPG connection?
On payment of requisite deposit you will be issued a Subscription Voucher [SV], which you must keep safely.
The LPG Distributor will issue a booklet called the Domestic Consumer Gas Card, popularly known as Blue Book or the Pass Book where the particulars of your LPG connection, the details of supply and other services are entered by the distributor's staff.
Then you would also be issued LPG Safety and Conservation related literature.
In case you need any further information, please contact the Customer Relations centre. The address is displayed at all LPG Distributors' showroom these are also advertised in the Press. You can view the list in the Customer Care section.
For Bharatgas bookings, you can go online at http://www.ebharatgas.com/
where you have to create a login ID and password. Here you can place an order for refill cylinder online. This facility is available along with booking a cylinder in person and calling your local LPG agency.
For a comprehensive list of distributors in Kolkata, you may check here