Due to heavy landslides, breaking of Barak bridges and also prolonged strikes over ILPS and anti-ILPS movement in Manipur, the north eastern state has been hit by a serious spell of artificial fuel scarcity as the stocks of petrol, diesel and SK oil have decreased significantly.
According to reports, petrol prices has risen from Rs 160 to Rs 180 per litre in black market, where the actual price is Rs 57.
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Locals were seen standing in long queues in front of the only running petrol filling station to get their vehicles refueled. The petrol pumps, however, remained closed due to shortage of fuel.
Rationing of fuel in a few outlets has been initiated since last month from 4 kilo litres to 12 kilolitres in differently in the selected rationalize outlets, till date.
(With Inputs From Agencies)