Franchisee Eligibility Criteria

We take into consideration the following eligibility criteria before selecting the franchisee. Kindly note that they are suggestive only, and not mandatory.

  1. Can be an Individual or Partnership, or a Registered company.

  2. Should be a local resident with wide business contacts.

  3. Should be financially sound and willing to invest in business.

    • For Cylinders: Rs. 20-25* Lakhs (excluding land)

    • For Sub Franchisee and Retails Outlets investments: Rs 3 Lakhs and Rs 1 Lakh respectively

    • For Auto LPG: Rs. 1 Crore for equipment and civil and electrical works (excluding land)

  4. Should be able to devote full time and energy to this business

  5. Preferably a graduate from a reputed university

  6. Prior business experience is preferable

  7. Existing business interests as below are an added advantage:

    For Cylinder Franchisee

    • Association with Hotels-Restaurants-Caterers

    • Presence in retailing, FMCG, industrial gases, mineral water, soft beverages etc.

    For Auto LPG Franchisee

    • Experience in managing petrol pumps, super markets, automobile dealership centres etc.

Land Requirement:

For Cylinder Franchisee 

As per statute, LPG Storage Godown licensed by Petroleum & Explosives Safety Organization is a pre-requisite for this business. Hence, you need to have the following configuration of land (either owned or leased; owned land being preferred) for various storage capacities –

Qty of LPG Kg Godown Size (approx) Meter  Plot Size (approx) Meters Plot size (approx) Sq. mt Safety Distance Meter
1000 4.46 x 3.46 10.92 x 13.42 146 3
2000 6.46 x 4.46 12.92 x 14.42 186 3
3000 7.46 x 5.46 15.92 x 17.92 285 4
4000 7.70 x 7.17 18.20 x 22.17 403 5

For Auto LPG Franchisee

The land requirement for the HiDrive Auto LPG station is 30 mts. x 28 mts. or 26 mts. x 36 mts. Some of the key requisites are:

  • High traffic density

  • Prominently located on the main road

  • Free access to the station for vehicles

  • Must be a freehold land owned by the Franchisee or a registered lease hold land in the name of the Franchisee