Petrol, diesel shortage hit ChhattisgarhJuly 13th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 13 (IANS) Chhattisgarh is facing an acute shortage of petrol and diesel since Saturday, which has led to chaotic scenes at retail outlets Sunday. Long queues of vehicles are seen at petrol pumps in Raipur and several other parts of the state with rumours doing the rounds that the situation would turn worse in the coming days.
Majority of patrol pumps have gone dry as three major government-owned suppliers - Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) - failed to maintain supply.
Sources close to HPCL said the company would raise supply levels Sunday to ease the crisis. However, the companies have not made any public statements in this regard.
The diesel crisis is worse than petrol across the state with Raipur the worst hit.
A few petrol pumps are charging Rs.3-Rs.4 extra per litre on diesel and petrol in many parts of the state.
Several petrol pumps in Raipur have been closed temporarily due to the fuel shortage.
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