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Indian Oils Planning To Install Electric Vehicle Charging Facility At 100 Outlets In Maharashtra
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Published on 16th Sep 21

Indian Oils Planning To Install Electric Vehicle Charging Facility At 100 Outlets In Maharashtra

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On Friday, A senior official from the state-owned Indian Oils said that the company plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at 100 outlets across Maharashtra. It will include five in the Marathwada region. According to an official, Anirban Ghosh, Indian Oil Head (Maharashtra Office), inaugurated this pump via the internet in the presence of DYSP Vishal Mehul.


General Manager attended the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

Ajay Kumar Shrivastav, the General Manager (Retail Sales), attended an event in Aurangabad where the sole fuel pump with electric charging, petrol and diesel, and a Khadi shop had dedicated to the country as part of the 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.' According to authorities, The Aurangabad rural police-run shop, which opened last year, is the one chosen for 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' of Maharashtra.

About Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

The ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' is a Government of India programme to celebrate and remember progressive India's 75th year of independence, as well as the impressive history of its people, culture, and achievements.

On March 12, 2021, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' by leading the ‘Dandi March' from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. The festivities began 75 weeks before our 75th anniversary of independence and will conclude on August 15, 2023.

Official Statements by Ajay Kumar Shrivastav

"We have installed a facility for charging electric cars here after the launch of the 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' programme on this pump," Shrivastav told reporters after the ceremony.

He also stated that Indian Oil intends to build approximately 100 electric car charging stations around the state by the end of the current fiscal year. "Five will be placed in the state of Marathwada." Wherever possible, the charge guns will update from 15 KW to 45 KW. We can also build a new facility if necessary."

When comparing fuel sales, Shrivastav stated, "The sale of petrol has returned to pre-COVID-19 levels, but there is still a 5-6 per cent gap in terms of diesel sales."

About Indian Oil Company

Indian Oil Corporation Limited is a government-owned company in India. It has managed by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India, with headquarters in New Delhi. It is the largest commercial oil business, with a net profit of Rs 43,242 crore (US$6.1 billion) for the fiscal year 2020-21. It is rated second on the Fortune India 500 list for 2020 and 151st on the Fortune Global 500 list of the top companies for 2020. Indian Oils has 33,498 employees as of March 31, 2020, with 17,704 executives and 15,794 non-executives.

It is the largest downstream oil business in India. In January 2021, sales reached an all-time high of 410,000 barrels of oils per day till January 26th, 2021. Its biggest commercial partners are Delek, Qatar Petroleum, and Saudi Aramco, with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and National Iranian Oil Company finalising agreements to achieve high production output by the end of 2020.

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