After petrol and diesel, Tripura banned ATF refilling.
Agartala: Agartala MBB Airport has imposed restrictions on refilling of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) due to fuel crisis due to disruption in Assam-Agartala route, officials said on Thursday.
The decision was taken after a meeting of senior officials chaired by Rajiv Kapoor, director of the airport, on May 18, said MBP Airport Manager Jempu Haokip .
He said, “Immediately after the approval of the decision by the state cabinet to reduce the share of VAT (Value Added Tax) on Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), an MBB airport was set up to refuel. Many new airlines have also expressed interest in resuming flights on existing routes Agartala-Kolkata, Agartala-Delhi and Agartala-Guwahati. Used to come down
But, he said, the airport has been suffering from a shortage of much-needed fuel for the past few days. At the meeting, we decided that the airlines would be able to refuel based on their endurance and flight distance. If it needs 2,000 liters of fuel, it will only be entitled to that amount. After identifying all the relevant hazards, such as if there is a problem with the landing or other natural disasters, the decision on the right to fuel will be made. ” , He added.
According to the official, the difference between the amount required to fill the entire tank and the current entitlement is huge.
Talking about the prices of ATF in Tripura, he said that the basic price of ATF is Rs.107 with one percent VAT charge per liter. In other parts of the country like Assam and Kolkata, the base prices are lower, but the state’s share of VAT is between 20 and 30 per cent, resulting in a difference of Rs 15 to 16 per liter.
“Right now, some tankers are coming from the Assam-Tripura border, but we do not know when the roads will be restored. Tripura is totally dependent on Assam for ATF.