Fuel rushed to Kashmir as Jammu-Srinagar highway reopens

Jammu: The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Tuesday started despatching petroleum products to flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir following the reopening of the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, officials said.

“As part of its efforts to restore normalcy in petroleum supplies in the flood-affected areas of Kashmir Division, IOC has loaded and dispatched about 400 kilo-litres (kl) of petrol and 1,000 kl of diesel in tank-trucks from its Srinagar depot … for distribution in local markets,” officials said here.

They said loading operations at the IOC’s Srinagar depot were resumed Sep 11 in the manual mode.

“Apart from replenishing stocks at petrol pumps, high priority is being given to the fuel requirements of the various flood-relief agencies, district administration, hospitals and other essential services, telecom operators, etc.

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