No respite from queues for fuel
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, August 31 2011:
Despite the marginal improvement in the stock position of fuel following the arrival of tankers through NH-37, rationing of fuel continues with queues outside petrol pumps continuing to greet the people.
According to information received from the Indian Oil Corporation Limited, North East Sales Office, a total of 135 tankers arrived at Imphal through NH-37 on August 27, 28 and 29 .
One tanker carrying Aircraft Turbine Fuel (ATF) and 44 bullet tankers carrying LPG cylinders also arrived in Imphal during the said period.
With the arrival of 135 oil tankers, the stock position at the IOC depot, Chingmeirong has seen a marginal improvement, with the stock of petrol, inclusive of those in the tankers standing at 697 kilolitres, while the stock of diesel has been calculated at 2457 Kl and K Oil at 1861 Kl.
The ATF stock is 270 Kl .
At the Sekmai Bottling plant of the IOC, the LPG stock currently stands at 280 metric tonne.
With the stock position showing a slight improvement, fuel supply to Senapati, Chandel, Tamenglong and Ukhrul will be resumed.
The OSD of CAF and PD has issued a written instruction towards this end to the Senior Depot Manager of the IOC.
On the other hand, the Committee which was set up to get a first hand account of the condition of NH-150-Jessami to Ukhrul, is yet to conduct the assessment due to lack of security.
There is also uncertainty over availability of adequate fuel in the State as free movement along NH-2 is still not possible coupled with pathetic condition of NH-37 .