• Bribe Fighter
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Loot in the name of new gas connection

Reported on July 13, 2013 from Bangalore , Karnataka  ι Report #34689

Hi,

I've been finding it really impossible to get a new domestic LPG gas connection in Bangalore. I went to LPG distributors (HP, Indane, Bharat Gas) of my area. HP (MANRATH Gas Agency) quoted me a price of Rs 7700 for 2 cylinders with a waiting time of 3-4 months. Indane (Cauvery Indane Agency) quoted me a price of Rs 7500 for 2 cylinders with a waiting time of 1-2 months. Bharat (Rashmi Gas Agency) quoted me a price of Rs 10500 for 2 cylinders with 1 week of waiting time. These prices are inclusive of gas stove price. Connection will not be issued if we don't pay for gas stove.

I asked all these agencies if I would be provided receipt for the amount they were quoting. I was told the receipt would be of the amount as displayed of their respective websites. When asked why were they over charging, I was told by Bharat Gas employee Manjunatha -9980018035 (perhaps a middle man or a mafia member) that extra money is used to speed up the process. They make just Rs 350 out of it, higher officials make more money.

Legally it has to be around Rs 4700 for 2 cylinder with gas stove. Next time I will try to record my conversation with these people.

Please guide me how to get a gas connection in a proper way without paying bribe.

Regards,
Ritu

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