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Guide To Transfer Gas Connection From One Agency To Another Agency

guide_to_transfer_gas_agencyWhen we shift house from one location to another, one of the first things that needs to be done is to transfer gas connection to a new gas agency near by your new house. It is good idea to initiate the transfer a week ahead of planned shifting date so that as soon as you get into the new house you will able to approach the new gas agency for completion of transfer formalities.

As most of us use Government owned or controlled LPG providers like Indane, Barath & HP, the transfer may be a bit painful if we don’t know the process. Especially if we don’t know about the required documents, we have to waste time in visiting the gas agency multiple times.

Recently I shifted my house from one part of Chennai to another and I would like to share my experience of transferring Indane gas connection. The process is more or less same if you are moving between states/cities/towns also it applies to other gas agencies like – HP Gas & Barath Gas.

Gas agency transfer is a two step process- first get transfer voucher from your current gas agency and then submit the voucher at your new agency to complete the formalities.

Get Transfer Voucher From Your Current Gas Agency

A week  ahead of your planned shifting date approach your current agency and initiate the transfer process. Once the transfer is initiated, you need to wait for 3 days before approaching your new gas agency for completion of transfer process. Lets look at the process in detail


Step 1: Get address details of the gas agency where you want to transfer the gas connection. It should be the one which is closer to your new house. Google for the details of agencies close by or speak to neighbours of your new house. Google gave me two choices but my neighbours helped me to get the details of right agency.

Step 2 a: Detach Gas Regulator device from the stove carefully. it’s required at the time of applying for transfer.

Step 2 b: Take original gas connection voucher document, id proof and address proof documents. Gas connection voucher is not your gas book or bills you receive every month. It’s a two page printed document (original + carbon copy) that you got when the gas connection was sectioned. It contain details like number of cylinders you own, customer number, amount of deposit you paid, gas regulator device number, etc. Have id proof, address proof, gas book handy. They will be helpful to prove your identification if required.

Step 3: Take a white paper and writer a transfer request letter to your current gas agency. In the letter mention your consumer number, current address and address details of the gas agency where you want to transfer the connection.

Step 4: Submit the letter, gas regulator & gas connection voucher in person at your current gas agency. It’s important to note that the person who holds the gas connection should submit the documents in person. If the gas connection is on your name, you should go in person instead of sending your siblings, spouse, parents or others.

Step 5: With in minutes after submission of the documents, you will get gas transfer voucher that looks similar to your gas connection voucher that you submitted.

By completing the above process you are half the way through in transfer process. The next half needs to be done at the new gas agency.

Complete Transfer Formalities By Submit Transfer Voucher At New Gas Agency

So most likely that you are at new house and trying to settle down. To complete the transfer process and book a gas cylinder from the new gas agency here is what you need to do.


Step 1: Get address proof document for your new house address. The easiest way is to get address proof letter from your employer. If not get the lease/rental agreement from your house owner in case you moved to a rental house. The other options for getting address proof is to approach nearest Post Office to get address proof. I got letter from my employer and it’s was a matter of few minutes.

Step 2: Get photocopies of address proof, id proof documents and also have the originals handy as you need to produce them when requested by gas agency people.

Step 3: Okay you got all the thing required – photocopies of address proof & id proof, gas transfer voucher and gas regulator device. Submit all these things at the new gas agency and they should complete the process of accepting the transfer in 15 minutes time. I had to pay Rs. 55/- towards transfer charges. It may vary depending on agency or location.

Step 4: Upon complete of transfer process, they will issue a new gas voucher and a new consumer number that you can use for booking gas cylinders from now onwards. Once I received the new consumer number, straight away I booked for refill cylinder.

In the span of 2 weeks I completed the process and I had to visit the agencies multiple times as I did not carry gas regulator for verification. Dealing with Government offices is not an easy task; we need lot of patience and time (or money).

19 Comments on Guide To Transfer Gas Connection From One Agency To Another Agency

  1. ashok
    July 24, 2014 at 12:54 am (5 years ago)

    I submiited my transfer voucher to new agency.HP to Indane. they demanded affadavit. after completeing all the formalities. they said” after 4 days call to agency & find wheather the process of transfer is completed or not?” this is the method of govt & its agency working. Manmohan singh PM ho ya Modi PM ho. Desh to aishe hi chalega. Bhagwan se prayer karo ki time per cyllnder dila de.
    (BE, LL.B)

  2. Rakesh Kabra
    May 10, 2014 at 10:14 am (6 years ago)

    Very Well Explained….Thanks a lot

  3. Shivu.S
    April 26, 2014 at 3:00 am (6 years ago)

    Hi I have HP gas connection is bannergatta road, bangalore. I shifted my house to Nelamangala. But in nelamangala there was no HP gas dealer. Indane and Bharath distributers are there. How to transfer my hp gas to Indane or bharath gas agency

  4. Chandra Shekhar
    April 21, 2013 at 5:51 am (7 years ago)

    Hi! I had transferred my gas connection (Indane) from Gaziabad (UP) to Muzzaffarpur (Bihar), for some reason I did not take the cylinder at Muzzaffarpur, but now I Have moved to Bangalore, I wanted to transfer my connection to Bangalore & use it, what shall I do now?

  5. Seetha Murali
    March 22, 2013 at 7:01 am (7 years ago)

    thank u for sharing this information

  6. Mohd Parvez
    October 31, 2012 at 12:57 am (7 years ago)


  7. sandeep kumar panday
    October 26, 2012 at 5:48 am (7 years ago)

    Good Evening Sir
    In how many days u got the gas conention in the new house.
    Please reply me

    Thank u

  8. Gopinath
    August 15, 2012 at 6:13 am (7 years ago)

    Immediately reach out to the agency where you wanted it to be transferred. They will be able to provide you the details;

  9. sonyluis
    June 21, 2012 at 3:02 pm (7 years ago)

    so in how many days u got the gas conention in the new house

  10. Sivagnanam
    April 17, 2012 at 12:57 pm (8 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful information.
    Really nice and helped a lot.


  11. Rajalakshmi K
    February 16, 2012 at 2:36 pm (8 years ago)

    what is the alternate address proof to be submitted to the new gas agency instead of rent agreement.

  12. Ravi
    December 22, 2011 at 10:37 am (8 years ago)


    If you are shifting from one city to another – YOU CANNOT CARRY THE CYLINDER WITH YOU. So there will be a process to surrender the Cylinder and the Regulator itself!!!

    • Gopinath
      December 26, 2011 at 6:57 pm (8 years ago)

      that’s a good point. I wrote this article based on my experience of shifting from location to another in the same city. Thanks for letting us know.

  13. Shiv
    December 20, 2011 at 1:05 pm (8 years ago)

    Very useful information.

  14. Deepika
    December 4, 2011 at 10:34 am (8 years ago)

    Really useful information Thaks a lot…..:)

  15. sugantharajan
    October 13, 2011 at 6:01 am (8 years ago)

    Very useful. Even while applying for Tatkal passport they are asking gas connection receipt as one of the proof. Eventhough I shifted my residence from Kodambakkam to new place a year ago I have not applied for Gas shifting. Using electric stove oven etc.

    Thank you


  16. arun
    October 6, 2011 at 9:45 am (8 years ago)

    thanks for sharing an wonderful information..

    really useful..

    • Manas
      March 18, 2012 at 8:56 am (8 years ago)

      thanks arun good info


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