Mizoram is facing a fuel crisis due to border dispute. In view of the situation, a capping of 5 liters for bikes, 10 liters for cars, 50 liters for trucks like heavy vehicles and 20 liters for medium motor vehicles has been put in place.
Two wheelers will get a maximum of 5 liters of fuel at a time.
The Mizoram government has ordered controlled distribution of diesel and petrol, with vehicular movement, including fuel-carrying tankers, suspended on National Highway-306 amid a border dispute with Assam. An order issued by the state’s Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department on Friday said that the state may face a huge fuel crisis due to the inter-state border dispute. The fuel reaches Mizoram via the neighboring state of Assam.
The Mizoram government has said in its order that all filling stations are instructed not to give petrol and diesel more than the prescribed quantity for any vehicle. Fuel will be released only for those vehicles which go to the filling stations. The amount of fuel that can be purchased at a time by heavy motor vehicles like six, eight and twelve wheelers has been limited to 50 liters and for medium motor vehicles like pickup trucks to 20 liters.
Maximum 3 liters in scooter and 10 liters in car
The order said that the maximum fuel allowed is three liters for scooters, five liters for other two-wheelers and 10 liters for cars. It said that trucks carrying rice sacks, oil and cooking gas would be allowed to take such fuel which would be sufficient to travel in and out of the state. There is a strict ban on taking fuel in containers or gallon barrels from filling stations.
tanker strike called off
Meanwhile, the strike of fuel tankers ended on Saturday after the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) deferred the new transport rates for the time being. The tanker strike began on Thursday. Due to this, there was a fuel crisis at hundreds of petrol pumps in South Bengal. Dealers said that hundreds of petrol pumps in South Bengal, including Kolkata, had run out of fuel.
Around 1000 petrol pumps affected
The tanker association of IOC’s Maurigram depot in Howrah went on strike after the fuel transportation rates were cut amid the fresh tenders being floated. Rajkumar Chatterjee, secretary of the Maurigram unit of the West Bengal Tankers Association, told PTI, “The IOC has continued with the existing rates so that further talks can be held and normal supply can be maintained.” An IOC spokesperson said. also confirmed that the strike has been called off. However, he did not give details of the conversation in this regard. Around 900 to 1,000 petrol pumps in the area were affected by the strike.
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