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HPCL partners with Infibeam Avenues' BillAvenue platform for LPG gas bookings

December 05, 2019  |  Published by IBS Intelligence

BillAvenue Infibeam Avenues Limited, a provider of digital payments solution and enterprise software platforms, has partnered with state-owned oil and natural gas company Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), for LPG gas cylinder bookings across India through Infibeam's BillAvenue platform.

BillAvenue is unified, interoperable online bill payments platform built on the Bharat BillPay System (BBPS) infrastructure developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

"The Bharat BillPay System launched by NPCI has revolutionized the way bill payments of electricity, gas, water, telecom and DTH are done. However, the existing gas category hitherto included only piped gas category. The RBI has recently decided to expand the scope and coverage of BBPS to include all categories of billers who raise recurring bills including booking for gas cylinders. In light of this decision, we at NPCI are proud to announce that HPCL is the first biller to go live under the new LPG category," said A.R. Ramesh, Chief, BBPS.

The inclusion of HPCL in BillAvenue's biller network will help the oil company's consumers with a hassle-free booking and payment experience through multiple online channels and offline customer touch-points across the BBPS network from their neighbourhood shopkeepers or Kirana shops.

"At HPCL, we are constantly in pursuit of opportunities to make the lives of our valued consumers easier and hassle-free. With this association, our millions of consumers will now be able to book their LPG gas cylinders through innumerable online and offline channels across the country. We are hopeful that our consumers will appreciate the latest development and extensively utilize the same for a smooth and convenient experience," an HPCL Spokesperson said.

BillAvenue has a large network of over 200 agent institutions consisting of more than 650,000 agents spread in more than 2600 cities and towns across India. It serves more than 30 live billers on its platform including Dish TV, Videocon D2H, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Municipal Corporation of Gurugram and other gas companies namely GAIL Gas, Vadodara Gas, Sabarmati Gas.