27 Dec 2016

Sh Dharmendra Pradhan directs Oil Marketing Companies to take all possible remedial measures to ease out the situation in Manipur

In view of the economic blockade imposed by United Naga Council (UNC) on vehicles going to Manipur from 1.11.2016, supplies of POL products have been severely constrained. MOS (I/C), Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today reviewed the stock position in the State of Manipur. He directed the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to take all possible remedial measures to ease out the situation.


            Currently, the OMCs are moving supplies under heavy security protection via alternate route NH-35 (via Jiribum) after shifting supply base to Guwahati, from normal base at Tinsukia.  So far, the OMCs have moved 8 (eight) convoys to Manipur which consisted of 975 TTs. Last convoy, which entered Manipur via Jiribum border on 25th December early morning, is now reaching Imphal. The OMCs and the Ministry are in constant touch with the State Government. The convoy movement is being done as per advice of State Government. Loaded TTs for the next convoy have already been lined up at Jiribum (Assam – Manipur border).

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