Cooking gas shortage hits City
Srinagar, Nov 13: The shortage of cooking gas with the onset of winter has become a source of inconvenience for the City dwellers who mince no words in accusing the divisional administration of failing to ensure smooth supply of essential items despite assurances.
At various gas outlets in the City, long queues of customers could be seen even in the wee hours.
“I have been coming here for getting the refilled cylinder for past over a week but every time I returned empty handed. It is ironical that there’s gas shortage in the Valley even as the highway is still open and there has been no snowfall. So there seems to be some foul play,” said Abdul Rashid, a resident of Nowhatta.
“We are facing immense problems due to shortage of cooking gas in view of Eid. When Government can stock gas in remote areas like Kargil and Gurez why not Srinagar and other districts. It seems people of Srinagar are being punished by the government,” fumed Nazir Ahmad a resident of Khanyar.
In view of shortage of cooking gas, the distributors are also facing a tough time as they have to face the wrath of the angry customers.
“It is difficult for us to make the customers understand that the supply of gas has been reduced by the gas companies. We used to get at least 30 gas trucks in a month. But since past few weeks we receive only a single truck in three days on an average,” said a distributor of Indian Oil Corporation which has over a lakh customers in the Valley.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 12 Nov 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 12 Nov 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 13 Nov 2010 00:00:00 IST
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