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There Is An Petrol And Diesel Crisis In Tripura Due To Assam Flood Lot Of Traffic Jam On National Highway

Petrol and Diesel Crisis in Tripura: The floods in Assam...

Petrol and Diesel Crisis in Tripura: The floods in Assam have not only caused havoc in the state, but the neighboring states are also being affected by it. There is a shortage of petrol and diesel in Tripura and its prices are touching the sky. There is a long jam on NS 44 in Tripura, due to which there is a shortage of petrol and diesel in the state and the quantity has been fixed for each vehicle. If someone takes a two wheeler then he will get petrol of Rs 200, three wheeler will get petrol or diesel of Rs 300 and four wheeler will get petrol or diesel of Rs 1000 only.

Rail communication completely disrupted

Rail connectivity to Barak Valley in Assam, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura remained disrupted for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday as heavy rains and landslides caused massive damage to tracks in Assam since Friday. With no possibility of resumption of trains in the next few days, the governments of Tripura and Mizoram have started rationing petroleum products in their states. According to the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), over 50 stretches of railway tracks in the Lumding-Badarpur section in Assam along with the rest of the country have completely disrupted rail communication in Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur and Barak Valley.

Emphasis on finding alternative avenues

On Tuesday, the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department in Tripura directed all petrol pumps in the state to sell rations of petroleum products. Officials said they are looking for alternative routes as the supply of food, petroleum and other products is likely to be affected. Tripura has sufficient stock of essential commodities including fuel which is expected to last for few more days. We have taken stock of the matter. Tripura’s Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department director Tapan Kumar Das said the work to restore railway connectivity is underway and is expected to resume soon.

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