Tripura fuel

1. Tripura’s fuel shortage is set to ease with the arrival of a crucial goods train at Dharmanagar railway station.
2. The train’s delivery of petroleum products follows a period of acute fuel scarcity triggered by a derailment in Assam.
3. Residents can now expect a much-needed reprieve from the fuel crisis that has plagued the state.

Agartala, May 12: Residents of Tripura can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the state’s prolonged fuel shortage is poised to ease.

The arrival of a critical goods train carrying petroleum products at Dharmanagar railway station in North Tripura district on May 12 marks the end of a challenging period that saw the region grappling with acute fuel scarcity due to a derailment in Assam.

The disruption of railway lines in the hilly terrain of Dima Hasao district, particularly the derailment incident between Jatinga Lumpur and New Harangajao, severed a vital supply line, triggering a severe shortage of petrol and diesel across Tripura.

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) state coordinator Pramit Dhar confirmed the commencement of the unloading process to address the urgent fuel needs of North Tripura.

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He noted that the railways had cleared the way for the first train to reach Tripura successfully around 3:30 pm after restoring the affected tracks.

The eagerly anticipated consignment comprises an impressive 49 wagons, with 19 dedicated to diesel and 30 loaded with petrol – a much-needed lifeline for the fuel-starved state.

Dhar also disclosed that another train carrying fuel awaits deployment at Silchar in Assam, poised to journey towards Tripura once local supply requirements are met.

In a gesture of appreciation for the swift resolution of the crisis, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha expressed gratitude on social media, extending thanks to Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.

He also lauded the tireless dedication of Northeast Frontier Railway officials and workers in swiftly restoring the crucial rail link.