Price of petrol rises to Rs 200/ltr, passenger vehicles stops services
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, October 27 2011:
With the economic blockade in full swing and essential commodities hardly reaching the state, the price of petrol has gone up to Rs 200/ltr and consequently passenger vehicles are reluctant to ply on the road.
The state government, in today's newspapers, gave out a list of outlets where petrol and diesels will be distributed to the public.
With the scarcity of petroleum products hitting the state, people were seen lining up in queues in front of the petrol pumps, since early morning.
Later when they were told by the owners of some petrol pumps that the distribution of petrol and diesel in their pumps have been cancelled, the people left the place disgusted and shocked.
With no petrol in petrol pumps, people came out in search of petrol sold in black market, and to their dismay they found that petrol is being sold at Rs 200/ltr.At this juncture many passenger vehicles giving services to the people stopped plying on the roads.
As such the people of the state are facing a lot of trouble in performing their daily duties.
Although the state government is procuring goods including petroleum products along NH 37 the petrol pumps are out of stock.
The people are worried as to where has all the petrol which was procured, gone all of a sudden.
Even if the people are willing to give extra money for petrols, one can hardly find any in the market.