KATHMANDU: Nepal Oil Corporation implemented fuel ration system for Friday to ensure maximum number of people were able to get their vehicles refilled, considering limited supply and high demand.
With fuel-ferrying tankers halting supply, the supply had dropped significantly, while consumers had resorted to panic buying. Under the fuel rationing that was put in place only for Friday, two-wheelers could refill up to five litres of petrol, while other light vehicles like cars, jeeps and vans got 15 litres of fuel at once.
Similarly, diesel vehicles operating on short routes got 50 litres while those running on long routes got 100 litres at once. “If the supply situation does not improve, we can extend the fuel rationing by a few days,” said Sushil Bhattarai, acting deputy managing director of NOC.
A version of this article appears in print on September 22, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.