Applying for a gas connection is surprisingly one of the easier processes to go through. While many of the utility offices make applicants run around to collect documents, submit them, handle a thorough verification and so on, most people who are internet savvy would be able to handle the process in a couple of minutes.
All they have to do is log on to the website and download the application forms. The site provides an option for the list supporting documents as well. Once all of them have been collected, everything can be uploaded to the website in one go, and it would take over the process completely. Applicants will constantly be updated of the date that they would receive their gas cards and can collect them accordingly. Furthermore, people would be sent to their house to set up the connection and those details would also be given.
What would you need for a new gas connection?
There are a lot of documents to be submitted, however, the gas companies have provided multiple options for what they would accept.
Proof of identification. Here are some of the documents that can be submitted as proof.
- Voter ID card
- Drivers licence
- PAN card (is not always accepted since it doesn’t have the individual’s address)
- Any photo identification issued by the State Government
- Aadhar card.
Proof of address. Below is a list of documents needed as evidence for where an individual lives.
- Voter identification card
- Ration card
- Electricity bill (not more than three months old)
- Telephone bill (not more than three months old)
- Employers certificate
- Rent receipt (last two months)
- This is usually in case the applicant is renting out someone else’s flat. The gas connection would have to be cancelled post the expiry of the rent agreement.
- Flat allotment letter
- House registration papers
- Aadhaar card
All the application forms
For obvious reasons, the same document cannot be submitted for both the cases and would have to be interchanged.
How do you pick the right gas company?
One of the most important aspects of applying for a gas connection is making sure the right one has been applied for. I generally look for three things when getting a gas connection:
- Location of the store
The main gas store should not be located too far from home. Although most of the coordination is handled over the phone, there are times a person has to go to their office to complain, make a change to a document, collect a receipt, or submit additional documentation whenever needed.
- Price of the cylinder
Gas is not cheap and it makes sense for people to take the best deal they get. This is one of the reasons why most people make sure they are applying for the most reasonably priced cylinder.
It’s important to compare pricing and advantages since sometimes the difference is very insignificant and saving a few bucks might cause all-round inconvenience since none of the other factors makes sense.
- Time between deliveries
Depending on the amount of gas used in a household, the delivery vehicle should come over in short intervals post gas cylinder booking. People should not have to wait for ages for their gas cylinder refill. In some instances, single cylinders are sent over to the client’s homes and in many other cases, a vehicle is sent twice or thrice a week. However, there are cases where the gas van arrives in fifteen days, which was not wise.