ICHAM disappointed with TDC
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, February 07 2017:
Information Centre for Hills Areas Manipur (ICHAM) has expressed disappointment with the statement of Transporters and Drivers Council (TDC) regarding fuel allocation.
Speaking to media persons at the organisation's office, its president N Rajendro said, " The TDC's statement regarding improper distribution of fuel, inconsistencies in distribution etc is rather unfortunate.
ICHAM has been providing non biased reports and findings to the media regarding the situation of petroleum products in the State" .
He alleged, "It is quite apparent that the statement of TDC was targeted towards the organisation, even though they did not mention any detail, as ICHAM is the only one doing any real work against the black market of petroleum products" .
The long queues in front of oil pumps have decreased only after ICHAM started its vigil.
The number of barrels being transported with a so called permit written on a piece of paper have also drastically decreased, he added.
Rajendro pointed out that it would have been better if TDC had approached the organisation or its members instead of making such allegations.
According to him, IOC and State Government's top officials cited unavailability of tankers for carrying fuel to the State as they had been utilised elsewhere leading to failure in distribution of fuel yesterday and the day before yesterday.
Accusing the State Government of creating confusion and mis-communication, he said, "Only 350 out of the around 500 vehicles are being sent to bring petrol and diesel.
Why aren't they sending the remaining 200 trucks also?" .
Now is not the time to find faults with one another and TDC can come and check the authenticity of the stocks provided by ICHAM, he added.