The Government has launched a portal called Sahaj on MyLPG.in to let citizens book an LPG connection and make payments for the connection online. This service will be available for citizens in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna and Pune for now, and will be launched across the country in the next few days. Note that the portal states that it is maintained by the 'respective oil marketing companies'. Dharmendra Pradhan, state minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas said that the Petroleum Ministry’s initiatives in the last 7 months had extended LPG coverage. According to the PIB release, 2.5 million Indians had given up LPG cylinder subsidy, and that 2.2 million new LPG connections had been issued to BPL (below poverty line) households from January to July this year. Through the MyLPG portal, which is available on a phone, tablet and computer, users can book their cylinders, register for a new connection, track cylinder booking and delivery dates, choose the distributor, Aadhaar linking status, monitor LPG subsidy transferred to bank and surrender their connection online. It has been created by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas along with oil marketing companies like Indane, Bharat Gas and HP Gas. A TOI report states that after a new application for an LPG connection is received, the system will automatically detect a dealer best suited for the user and email or message them the customer ID number, within 48 hours of application. Once this number is…
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