200 tankers enter Nepal

Birgunj, February 26:

Altogether 200 tankers carrying petroleum products today entered Nepal from Raxual as part of the government’s effort to maintain fuel supply in the wake of Madhes agitation.

Of the 200 tankers, 134 would be sent to Kathmandu, mid-western regional administrator Kaladhar Deuba said.

The local administration had to clamp curfew from 8:00 am today from Birgunj to Bara’s Simara for an indefinite period to facilitate the movement of tankers.

Meanwhile, a meeting of the representatives of the supply ministry, the NOC and security officers held at the armed police headquarters in Pathlaiya decided to adopt all possible measures to ensure smooth supply of petroleum.

700 kl fuel imported:

NEPALGUNJ: Nepal Oil Corporation imported seven lakh litres

of petroleum products from Indian Oil Corporation via Nepalgunj

on Tuesday. Nepalgunj regional

office chief of NOC Bijaya Parbat said 88,000 litres of petrol, 280,000 liters of diesel, 164,000 litres of kerosene, 160,000 litres of aviation fuel and six LPG bullets have been imported. — HNS