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How to Apply for Gas Connection in India
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LPG is commonly used in nearly every industry for obvious reasons like affordability, Eco-friendliness,  utility, etc. It is rightfully known to be one of the most reliable and easily manageable fuels. However, owing to certain properties of LPG, like inflammability and highly pressurized storage, LPG is also considered to be one of the hazardous fuels to use. These accidents often happen due to negligence and carelessness and not due to the volatile nature of LPG. The use of LPG must be in line with protective measures specified by the LPG provider.Careless/Negligent use of LPG can result in blasts, fire hazards, property damage and most vitally deathly injuries or death.damage of property. One should not overlook problems like pipes or cylinder leakages if the cylinder storage is improper or faulty regulators etc

How to Book an LPG Gas Cylinder

  • Submit an application to one of the three LPG suppliers
  • Depending on your convenience, you can either fill out the application online or offline.
  • If you wish to register for an offline LPG connection, you can visit one of the distributors in your locality and collect the application form
  • Fill up the application and submit the form to the distributor in your locality along with the identity an address proof
  • The documentation is necessary to ensure that there's only one LPG in  a particular household which will ultimately regulate the number of cylinders in the market
  • After the application is processed and accepted, the customer receives a notification regarding the same
  • If you wish to apply for a refill, then you can do so through IVRS, SMS or the online portal.
  • How to register for a new Gas Connection
  • With the online LPG registration process and other booking facilities, consumers can book gas cylinder or register for LPG service at the convenience of their home.
  • To register for the connection, you'll be required to visit the website of the LPG provider of your choice and follow the  guidelines to register for a new connection
  • Consumers are required to register through the online portal and fill in the online form
  • The initial payment can be made through online mode and the customer is notified through email/SMS after the application is accepted

What are the documents required for getting new LPG Connection?

The consumers are required to submit a set of documents while submitting their application form. Here's the list of documents that are required to be submitted while applying for a new LPG connection

Documents linked with Identity Proof

  • Passport
  • PAN
  • Aadhar
  • Driver's License
  • Government Issued Photo ID

Proof of Address

  • Passport
  • Driver's License
  • Aadhar Card
  • Ration Card
  • House Registration Document
  • Utility Bills
  • Bank Account Passbook
  • Credit/Debit Card Statement
  • Passport-size photographs

LPG Cylinder Safety Tips for Daily Life

  • Don't use any appliances that don't meet the BIS safety standards. Using sub-standard products could result in damage since the quality deteriorates rapidly.
  • Ensure that the LPG regulator and safety rubber tubes have ISI Marks
  • Ensure that your equipment is serviced regularly
  • Avoid quick, home-remedy fixes for PG cylinders
  • LPG professionals must do servicing
  • Always check the LPG cylinder to see if it is genuine. You could be duped by the large black market that sells fake LPG Cylinders
  • While delivery, make sure that the safety cap is intact
  • If you're unsure about how to connect the LPG, ask the delivery person for a clear demonstration
  • Make sure that the cylinder is always placed vertically, in a well ventilated, dry place
  • Don't keep the cylinder at the same level as the gas stove
  • You can buy safety utilities from the market to prevent any form of accidental leaks
  • Ensure that there are no curtains around the gas stove
  • Don't keep any fuel near the LPG Cylinder
  • Ensure that there are no inflammable things in the kitchen
  • Do not buy a gas cylinder from the black market
  • Never try to transfer gas manually from one cylinder to another, this could lead to leakages
  • Always ensure that the cylinder isn't placed around a heat-generation source
  • Ensure that the safety cap is not thrown away. This cap can be used to avoid gas leaks
  • Never keep the burner open while trying to light a matchstick
  • Always light the match before turning on the knob
  • Avoid wearing synthetic clothes while in kitchen
  • Always make sure that you don't forget any item on the gas.
  • This could lead to the overflow of fuel and it could lead to gas leaks
  • Avoid keeping any electrical appliances near the gas cylinder
  • In case of gas leak, don't panic
  • In case of gas leaks, keep the emergency numbers handy
  • Contact the agency in case of emergency instead of manually trying to fix it
  • In case of gas leak, turn off all the electrical appliances since that might lead to sparks and ultimately explosion