The IOC plans to supply fuel to Tripura via Bangladesh.


Guwahat: The IOC plans to supply fuel to Tripura via Bangladesh. PSU’s largest Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Sunday said it was trying to transport fuel to Tripura via Bangladesh as massive landslides in Assam completely disrupted the rail network. Is.

After the only rail link connecting Dima Hasao district of Assam and Barak Valley, Mizoram, Manipur and Tripura with the rest of the country was swept away earlier this month, the company shifted all its supplies by road to Meghalaya. Started, which cost more than double.
“After Dima Hasao’s landslide, the only way to reach Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and South Assam was by road link via Meghalaya. This route is also at risk of landslides,” said Indian Oil Corporation Executive Director (Indian Oil). AOD (G Ramesh) told PTI.

He added that the situation has forced the IOC, state governments and the Center to look for alternative sources of fuel supply in the northeastern region.
Ramesh said Indian Oil-AOD, the company’s North East division, had sent a few consignments to Tripura via Bangladesh in 2016 when supplies were severely disrupted due to road conditions in the Barak Valley in Assam.

“We are trying to restore this six-year-old network as an alternative. At the moment, we are talking to the Bangladesh government through the center. We hope that positive news will come soon.” ‘
The company plans to send its fuel convoys to Bangladesh via Dawki in Meghalaya. It will then re-enter India at Kailashahar in Tripura.

After finalizing the discussions and signing an agreement, IndianOil-AOD will move its products primarily from Guwahati’s Betkuchi depot to the Dharmanagar Nagar depot in Tripura via the neighboring country.

“In the first place, we cannot send a complete convoy. We are trying to send a pilot convoy with petrol, diesel and LPG. The pilot consignment can carry only 80-120 KL of fuel,” said Ramesh. ۔

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