New Delhi: In a few months, a new lighter, colourful and easy-to-use LPG gas cylinder will soon make its way into your kitchen. Designed with several safety measures, state-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), is set to launch new fibre-made composite cylinders with capacities of 2 kg, 5 kg and 10 kg of cooking gas, which would be much safer and lighter than the metallic cylinders in use. Current steel made cylinders carry a net 14.2 kg of gas.

“cylinders and bear some extra cost, estimated to be around Rs 1HPCL has placed orders for about 5,000 cylinders with capacities of 2 kg, 5 kg and 10 kg of cooking gas,” according to oil ministry officials.To get these new cylinders, the consumers will have to return old cylinders and bear some extra cost, estimated to be around Rs 1,000.

The Mumbai -headquartered oil marketing company is likely to receive the new cylinders by March-end and start offering them to customers in the following month in Gujarat and Maharashtra, the Economic Times quoted the officials as saying.

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