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Fuel crisis hits Tripura, SoS sent to IOC

By Correspondent

AGARTALA, July 4 � A fuel crisis has hit Tripura as fuel transporters have suddenly stopped carrying petrol, diesel and LPG from July 1.

Hundreds of consumers were seen in queue in front of LPG outlets but most of them returned home empty handed triggering widespread resentment.

Agitated people of Teliamura subdivision blocked the National Highway 44 for four hours on Saturday demanding immediate supply of LPG. Hundreds of consumers have blocked the NH-44 protesting irregular supply of gas cylinders.

The incident took place around 3 pm yeserday when a large number of consumers stood in queue in front of the Gas Extension Counter for seven hours and did not get delivery.

For the last few days the consumers in Teliamura town are facing a crisis of gas cylinders in all the extension counters while cylinders are available in the black market at double the price, said sources. As many as four extension counters are located in Teliamura town but only three are nominally functioning.

Besides, almost all the petrol pumps in the town area have run dry due to suspension of fuel supply from July 1. As the crisis took a serious turn, the Food and Civil Supplies Minister Manik Dey on Sunday held a review meeting with the top officials of the department.

In the meeting, officials informed the Minister that the matter has already been taken up with the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) authority to ensure normal supply of fuel immediately.

If the situation continues to worsen, the government will go for rationing of fuel to cope with the prevailing situation, said an official of the department.

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Fuel crisis hits Tripura, SoS sent to IOC

AGARTALA, July 4 � A fuel crisis has hit Tripura as fuel transporters have suddenly stopped carrying petrol, diesel and LPG from July 1.

Hundreds of consumers were seen in queue in front of LPG outlets but most of them returned home empty handed triggering widespread resentment.

Agitated people of Teliamura subdivision blocked the National Highway 44 for four hours on Saturday demanding immediate supply of LPG. Hundreds of consumers have blocked the NH-44 protesting irregular supply of gas cylinders.

The incident took place around 3 pm yeserday when a large number of consumers stood in queue in front of the Gas Extension Counter for seven hours and did not get delivery.

For the last few days the consumers in Teliamura town are facing a crisis of gas cylinders in all the extension counters while cylinders are available in the black market at double the price, said sources. As many as four extension counters are located in Teliamura town but only three are nominally functioning.

Besides, almost all the petrol pumps in the town area have run dry due to suspension of fuel supply from July 1. As the crisis took a serious turn, the Food and Civil Supplies Minister Manik Dey on Sunday held a review meeting with the top officials of the department.

In the meeting, officials informed the Minister that the matter has already been taken up with the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) authority to ensure normal supply of fuel immediately.

If the situation continues to worsen, the government will go for rationing of fuel to cope with the prevailing situation, said an official of the department.

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