Transport service to be suspended
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, June 03 2010: The Transport and Drivers Council today threatened to suspend inter-district passenger services if the government authority fails to arrange regular supply of vehicle fuel.

Giving a briefing to reporters at the office of the Council at MG Avenue today, vice president, Th Ibohal said that even though authority of the government had allotted 1560 kilolitre of diesel and 500 kilolitre of petrol on May 25 last, oil pumps distributed only one day and stopped even though quantities was meant for six and seven days respectively.

Pumps can distribute fuel to only around 200 vehicles in a day.

However, most of the pumps stopped after one day of distribution to the consumers except some pumps distributed for two days.

Strongly charging some irregularities in the distribution of fuel to the vehicles, the council is demanding distribution of 600 kilolitre of diesel per day.

Government could not tell out how much quantity of fuel is the government stock apart from not giving chance to meet with commissioner of consumer affairs, food and public distribution to air their grievances.

Owing to the abnormalities in the distribution of fuel in the oil filling station, transporters are in the position of not enabling to continue their passenger service but to suspend service, Ibohal warned.