Fuel shortage hits Baitadi locals

BAITADI: Lack of petroleum products has hit Baitadi residents hard. Though there was a shortage for a quite sometime, local dealers have shut their pumps from last Friday. Due to the unavailability of fuel, bus and other transport services have also faced closure, said Seti-Mahakali Bus and Microbus Entrepreneurs’ Association. Lack of kerosene has specifically hit students. Grade XI students who have arrived at the district headquarters for final exams have been facing problems in cooking food. Harish Bhatta, a student,

said he started taking meal in hotel after his stock of kerosene ran out. He said hoteliers have also raised food prices drastically.