Did you know you can receive the current fuel prices in different parts of the country on your mobile? State-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) – the country’s largest fuel retailer – enables users to receive information on current prices of petrol and diesel in an SMS. All you have to do is send an SMS in a particular format to the service number 9224992249. At present, oil marketing companies – such as Indian Oil – review the retail prices of petrol and diesel on a daily basis, and implement any changes with effect from 6 am. Fuel rates vary from region to region due to local taxes.
So what is the format of this SMS? For example, to find out about the current fuel rates applicable in the national capital, send the following text to 9224992249:
In the text above, notice that there is space between “RSP” and “102072”, and the number is a “dealer code” assigned to New Delhi.
Let’s relook at the format. It is:
RSP<space>petrol pump dealer code
Here’s a list of dealer codes you can choose from:
|New Delhi||RSP 102072|
|Port Blair||RSP 220191|
State-run companies Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum account for the majority of fuel pumps in the country.