Reliance BP Mobility sets up Mobile Fuel Bowser in Mumbai to provide free fuel to COVID ambulances
Mumbai, June 1, 2021
Reliance BP Mobility Limited (RBML), the Indian fuels and mobility joint venture between RIL and bp that operates under the "Jio-bp" brand, has started a programme to provide fuel free of charge to COVID emergency services vehicles across the country.
The programme has been launched in collaboration with Reliance Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), a press release from the company said.
In Mumbai, its fuel stations are located outside the city limits and, therefore, in the effort to support and extend its scheme to the city’s ambulances deployed for COVID services, the company today flagged off a Mobile Fuel Bowser, which will be stationed at MCGM Worli Transport Garage.
Under the pan-India programme, a total of 811.07 KL fuel amounting to Rs 7.30 crore has been dispensed to 21,080 emergency vehicles in May 2021. The initiative is scheduled to run until 30 June (may be extended) and is expected to dispense 50 - 60 KL free fuel daily.
As part of the country wide initiative, the following vehicles will be able to fill up fuel without charge at the company’s network of about 1,421 retail outlets across India:
a. Government & hospital (including private hospitals) vehicles including ambulances used for movement of COVID 19 patients
b. Vehicles involved in the movement of medical oxygen- government
c. Private vehicles authorized by Chief Minister’s Office for emergency duty for COVID care.
"With more than a year into the pandemic, it still continues to take a heavy toll on our nation and its people. To support India in this time of need, through its latest initiative, RBML will use its resources and reach across the country to support healthcare services and the people who are working around the clock to keep us all safe. Throughout the pandemic, Reliance has pulled its forces to provide multi-pronged support at scale and this initiative is another such example of the group’s commitment to the country and its people’s welfare," the release said.
While deploying Mobile Fuel Bowser, the company has ensured all necessary safety measures as per statutory guidelines. An authorization letter from concerned authorities (district administration/ district health administration/ district police administration) will be required to avail the no-charge fuel, the release added.