No stoppage of fuel to Kashmir: Govt

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Taking strong note of the news items regarding denial of supply of oil to Kashmir, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali has clarified that no such orders have been issued and regular supply of oil is going on in Valley. The Minister said that supply of more oil products is going on smoothly and there is 1179 KL of Petrol, 1186 KL of Diesel, 718 KL of K Oil and 460 KL of ATF in transit and it will reach Kashmir Valley in couple of days.

Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali said that after going through the section of news items published regarding denial of supply of petrol & diesel to the distributors of Kashmir Valley, he took up the matter with all the three Petroleum Companies and issued strict directions to adhere to the normal process of supply of oil to the Kashmir Valley. He warned that if any company found involved in stopping supply, delaying transport, profiteering or stocking, his department will take stern action against them.

Giving data of stocks available in Valley, Minister said that all the three Companies viz Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Indane Oil Corporation Limited and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited are supplying oil smoothly in Valley and there is no dearth of oil products. He said that they are having 2780 KL of Petrol available in Kashmir Valley which is sufficient for 19 days. “We have also 10,129 KL of Diesel available and sufficient for 29 days and 5186 KL of Kerosene Oil sufficient for 61 days available in Kashmir”, Minister said adding that there is no dearth of oil products in Kashmir Valley.

The Minister said that supply of more oil products is going on smoothly and there is 1179 KL of Petrol, 1186 KL of Diesel, 718 KL of K Oil and 460 KL of ATF in transit and it will reach Kashmir Valley in couple of days.

Terming the reports of stoppage of Oil Products to Kashmir as mere rumors, Minister said that his department is closely monitoring the supply of stock in Kashmir and he has issued strict directions to his Department and Oil Companies to ensure normal supply of stocks in Valley so that people do not suffer.

About the daily supply of essential commodities, Minister said that 2258 trucks loaded with essential commodities have crossed Lower Munda Toll Post in last 2 weeks. He said that 1074 trucks of rice, 341 trucks of wheat, 45 trucks of sugar, 198 trucks of LPG cylinders, 74 Tankers of K Oil, 221 trucks of Atta, 21 trucks of chicken, 66 trucks of wheat, 81 trucks of vegetables and 137 Tankers of Petrol and diesel reached Kashmir in these 2 weeks and the daily supply is continuously on and there is no problem in transportation. He said that he has already directed Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and Inspector General of Police Traffic to ensure smooth traffic of essential commodity trucks. He added that there are no reports of any problem in transportation and both civil administration and traffic police are closely monitoring the supply system in Valley.

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