The state capital complex today is facing acute scarcity of fuel. People appealed the state government to interfere and make fuel and other essential commodities available in capital complex.
Denizens said that yesterday was 11 hours NE bandh sponsored by North East Students Organisation (NESO) and the petrol pump were closed and today it has been observed that the several petrol pump are running out of stock and almost all are closed and put up a signboard ‘stock nill’, it is totally unfair as they have even stock with them but not distributing the fuels to the consumers. The consumers observed.
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein attention was drawn on the issue. Mein said that there are problems in Assam due to democratic movement and it would be a problem for our people for few days. We will talk the issue with counterpart in resolving the issue. He also inform that the state government will try to discuss the matter with Assam government so that the loaded truck and tankers come to Arunachal Pradesh specially the Capital complex, Papum Pare district and other parts of state where there are any crisis.
He said that immediate rationalization of essential commodities including the fuel and other items is required. He inform that the state government will take immediate step and discuss with the officers and also with counterpart Assam government to resolve the deadlock. Mein added.
Capital Deputy Commissioner Vikram Singh Malik inform that he is talking with the officer concerned on the crisis if any. He however did not make any clear that the petrol pump in capital complex are running out of stock.
Meanwhile, IOC Area Sales Officer,(RS), Naharlagun (RSA) Tage Nobin inform that due to ongoing democratic movement in Assam all movement of tankers and heavy vehicle have been badly affected. Since the lifting of fuels like Diesel and Petrol are being done from Digboi terminal in Tinsukia district of Assam. On Monday there have been no reporting of Tank Truck (TT) and due to NE bandh the TT was not reported at Terminal on December 10 and today also no TT was reported and may be due to the stock available with them the Petrol pump might have closed down their premises. Nobin said.
He said that the Terminal remain open round the clock but our vehicle need to reached there. He said.
Due to lack of supply there has been problem with the customers. We are monitoring the situation and waiting for the situation son that TT is reported and the supply scarcity is resolved.
There has been requirement of around 80 KL of Diesel (HSD) and around 30 KL petrol are required for entire papum Pare district including capital complex. Nobin added.
Nobin further said that the Depot at Emchi in Doimukh is almost completed and ready for inauguration. Once the depot is inaugurated such problem does not arise time and again.
Meanwhile, Area Sales Officer, North Lakhimpur, KK Nath inform this daily that due to ongoing democratic movement in Assam there have been problem in supply of LPG cylinder and hope it is resolved and supply of cylinders in capital complex and adjoining are is not badly affected. He appeal the consumers to have patience and bear with us the inconvenience cause.
Reportedly there has been scuffle and misunderstanding among the consumers with staffs of few petrol pump and police has to pacify the situation.