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Petrol pumps running dry in State capital
Kohima, Jan 8(NPN):
Published on 9 Jan. 2009 1:55 AM IST
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Nagaland particularly Kohima is feeling the pinch of the ongoing indefinite strike by All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) as most of the petrol pumps located in and around the state capital are running dry since Thursday afternoon. Most of the gas stations (petrol pumps) in and around the state capital were closed down Thursday as the stocks ran dry. Motorists were seen queuing in petrol pumps to fill their tanks before the stocks ran dry. Moreover, there were also reports of incidences of unruly public threatening petrol pumps for failing to supply fuel. In view of the deteriorating situation of fuel stocks, the district administration today issued an order to the petrol pumps to stop issuing fuels to the general public and keep the remaining stock reserved for emergency use as a precautionary measure. DC Kohima, Sachopra Vero, when contacted said that the fuel stock in the different petrol pump was running low and petrol pumps were ordered to stop open sales and start rationing strictly only for emergency purposes. Fuel will be sold only through slips issued from the DC office. He also warned that violation of the order would attract penalty under the Essential Commodities Act. SP Kohima R. P. Kikon said that the district administration was taking all precautionary measures. Moreover, police are put on high alert particularly in all the petrol pumps so as to thwart any untoward incidences. Our Correspondent

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