After fuel shortages in Kashmir; admin says fresh fuel, food supplies arrive

ZT News Network

SRINAGAR: After reports of fuel shortages, especially petrol in Kashmir on Sunday, J&K administration said this evening that stocks of essential supplies are being replenished after fresh supplies of fuel and food items were received in Kashmir on Sunday.

Meanwhile, as moderate to heavy snowfall is lashing J&K, Srinagar-Jammu national highway is likely to remain closed for at least another 2-3 days. With the latest closure, supplies are likely to get affected, an FMCG distributor told Ziraat Times.

The administration has sounded sanguine, emphasizing that “movement of vehicles with essential supplies on Jammu-Srinagar road is being prioritised and that more supplies are expected to be received in Kashmir tomorrow.”

Interestingly, the Weather Department has issued a rare orange warning today for weather forecast for the next 48 hours.

J&K IMD Director, Sonam Lotus, while issuing the warning today said that heavy to very heavy snow is expected during 12th (Night) to 14th (Forenoon) at many places of Jammu and Kashmir and moderate to heavy snow at scattered places of Kargil, Leh, Zanskar and Khardungla etc. on 13th.

“The fuel supplies received up to 4 pm include 260 tankers of diesel, 189 tankers of petrol and 43 tankers of kerosene oil.These also include 82 tankers and 57 trucks of Liquified Petroleum Gas or LPG”, an official press release said on Sunday adding “the trucks with different kinds of food items received add up to a total of 110 — including 70 trucks with rice and 40 trucks with vegetables and mutton.”

The administration has urged the general public not to panic assuring that stocks of essential supplies are being replenished.

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