Tura(Meghalaya), Aug 4: Residents of mostly West Garo Hills were today seen queuing in front of fuel stations after an order was issued by the deputy commissioner, Ram Singh for rationing of fuel owing to a shortage.
However the DC has asked people not to panic as the situation had been resolved and fuel supply was likely to be normalized within a day or two.
In the order issued today, Aug 4, the DC mentioned that a stock inspection by the supply staff had shown an acute shortage due to the absence of incoming consignments as a result of the strike called by the Petroleum Dealers’ Association of Meghalaya.
The order asked all petrol pumps to maintain reserve stocks for government vehicles and also to ration the available stock to consumers until the crisis was taken care of. It further limited the sale of diesel and petrol with heavy vehicles being allowed 20 litres, medium type vehicles getting 10 litres of diesel or 5 litres of petrol, light vehicles being allowed 5 litres of diesel or petrol, auto rickshaws at 5 litres and scooters and bike limited to 5 litres as well.
However upon being contacted on the matter, DC Ram Singh said that the matter has been resolved and the strike called off.
“The matter has been resolved though recouping stocks will take a day or two. We should be back to normal soon,” said the DC.