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No cause for panic on account of shortage of petrol, LPG: Div Com

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Srinagar: Administration is closely monitoring the situation and there was no cause for panic on account of shortage of fuels and LPG, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan told Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry, according to traders body’s Senior Vice President Nasir Hamid Khan.
Nasir met the Divisional Commissioner in his office chambers and apprised him about the problems being faced by the general public and the business community due to the frequent closure of the highway and the subsequent shortage of essentials, according to a statement issued by the traders body.
“Mr Baseer Ahmad Khan said that the administration was closely monitoring the situation. He stated that there was no cause for panic on account of shortage of fuels and LPG. He said that a large number of vehicles carrying Petroleum products and LPG Cylinders were stranded due to landslides near Battery Cheshma/Patnitop resulting in the running dry of petrol pumps,” the statement reads. “He said that the patch had now been cleared on war-footing and around 500 to 600 trucks carrying these essentials and food grains were on way to Kashmir. He assured that petrol pumps would be replenished soon but rationing would continue as a precautionary measure till the stocks were fully replenished. He advised the general public not to go for panic stocking of essentials as the supply would be restored to normal soon.”
Nasir Hamid Khan invited the attention of the Divisional Commissioner towards the problems being caused to the fruit industry in the movement of fruit laden trucks towards Jammu and other stations, the statement said.
He said that although the traffic schedule was from Srinagar to Jammu, fruit ladens trucks had been stopped at Qazigund. The divisional commissioner said that the trucks had been stopped to facilitate the movement of the essentials to Srinagar and issued on spot instructions to all concerned Deputy Commissioners to ensure that all fruit laden vehicles were cleared at the earliest and also regularly monitor and facilitate the movement of fruit to their destinations.

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