·Mobile Fuel Bowser to be stationed at MCGM Worli Transport Garage
·Part of pan-India initiative by RBML and Reliance Foundation; is scheduled to run until 30 June 2021 and expected to dispense 50 – 60 KL free fuel daily
·Total of 811.07 KL fuel amounting to Rs 7.30 crores has been dispensed to 21,080 emergency vehicles in May 2021
Mumbai, NFAPost: 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 in collaboration with Reliance Foundation to provide fuel free of charge to Covid emergency services vehicles across the country.
In Mumbai, the company’s fuel stations are located outside the city limits, 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 program, a total of 811.07 KL fuel amounting to Rs 7.30 crores 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 and private
c. 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.
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.
Operating under the “Jio-bp” brand, Reliance BP Mobility Limited (RBML) is an Indian fuels and mobility joint venture between Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and bp. With the vision to become a “solution provider of choice for mobility in India”, the joint venture will leverage Reliance’s presence across 21 states and its millions of consumers through the Jio digital platform.
bp will bring its extensive global experience in high-quality differentiated fuels, lubricants, retail, and advanced low carbon mobility solutions. RBML aims to expand its fuel retailing network to up to 5,500 over the next five years. The joint venture also aims to increase its presence to 45 airports in the coming years.
Reliance Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Reliance Industries Limited, aims to play a catalytic role in addressing the nation’s development challenges through innovative and sustainable solutions. Led by Founder and Chairperson Smt. Nita Ambani, Reliance Foundation is relentlessly working towards facilitating transformative changes to ensure overall well-being and higher quality of life for all.
Among India’s largest social initiatives, Reliance Foundation is focused on addressing the nation’s development challenges in areas of Rural Transformation, Health, Education, Sports for Development, Disaster Response, Urban Renewal, and Arts, Culture and Heritage. Reliance Foundation has touched the lives of more than 45 million people across India, in more than 44,700 villages and several urban locations.