Construction work on the LPG bottling plant of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) at Kappalur on the outskirts of Madurai, has been completed and is to be commissioned soon. The work began in February 2019 on 22 acres at an outlay of Rs 80 crore – excluding the land cost. It is the 5th bottling plant of BPCL in Tamil Nadu.
“Approvals have been obtained from authorities concerned and it will be dedicated in the next few days,” Sivasankaran Rajagopalan, BPCL’s LPG state head for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, told TOI. The plant refilling 12,000 cylinders a day will be despatching 40 loads of cylinders to Madurai, Theni, Dindigul, Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram districts that have monthly demand for 4.5 lakh cylinders.