Petrol crisis continues in Kashmir


Srinagar,With Jammu-Srinagar highway closed for the second consecutive day after fresh landslides and heavy rains on Saturday last week, the shortage of Petrol is once again leaving people fuming in Kashmir valley.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan said that the supply of essentials has been streamlined, but unfortunately people are over-using the petrol which creates a problem.
When asked about the crisis, he told Kashmir News Service (KNS), “Sab theek hai, lekin log zabadardastii zyada zyadda petrol lete hain… (People are over-using petrol and fetching more and more from pumps. What can we do? Otherwise the supply is regular now. We have poultry and enough stock of other essentials including fuel,” he told KNS.
He said 244 fuel tankers arrived out… “Fazool mai log zyada le rahe hain…Everything is coming regular now. There is no problem now. Everything is smooth. Even the situation has normalised now,” he said.
While the government claims that all is well now, on the ground the fuel crisis continues. Almost all the petrol pumps in and around Srinagar city as well as in other parts of Kashmir Valley are running dry. (KNS)