DC Srinagar reviews LPG, fuel supply in city

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Tuesday convened a meeting to explore means to fast-track transportation of LPG, Diesel, Petrol and other petroleum products in view of frequent disruptions on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway.

ADC K KSidha, deputy director FCS&CA PeerzadaZahoor Ahmed, heads of HPCL, BPCL, IOCL and distributor heads attended the meeting. Discussions were also held with deputy commissioners Ramban and Udhampur regarding delays on part of highway with regard to clearance of fleets of tankers.

The meeting was informed that 1500 trucks and tankers are engaged for supplies in entire Kashmir valley including defence, institutional and civilian supplies and all-out efforts are being made by the Oil companies for augmentation of stocks in the Valley in view of 830 trucks stranded along the supply chain.

It was informed that more than 100 trucks and tankers carrying fuel and LPG have been cleared while around 250 tankers stuck at Magarkote are expected to move ahead later today.

It was informed that a monitoring cell has been established in the office of deputy commissioner Srinagar to coordinate with district administrations of Udhampur and Ramban, Traffic Police, NHAI, BPCL, HPCL, IOCL and other stakeholders involved in transportation of fuel stocks to Kashmir.