Do Not Rely On Panic Buying If There Is No Fuel Shortage, Meghalaya Chief Ministers Appeal

The Chief Minister said his government has taken appropriate measures to ensure that there is no shortage of petrol and diesel . The apex body of petroleum workers in Assam announced that it had stopped fuel transport to neighbouring state .

Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said on Friday that there is no shortage of petrol and diesel in the region.He said his government has taken appropriate measures to ensure that there is no shortage of petrol and diesel.The Government has taken the necessary steps to ensure that there is no shortage of stocks and supplies.The CM tweeted that people should refrain from attempting to buy anything essentials in panic.Since Thursday afternoon, the apex body of petroleum workers in Assam announced that it had stopped fuel transport to the neighbouring state.

The queues of vehicles resulted in traffic jams in the state capital here and other parts of the state.Police officers were seen monitoring the movement of vehicles at some petrol pumps, including IOC, HPCL, and BPCL, warning them of the union's decision not to load fuel in tankers after violence occurred earlier in Meghalaya.Several of them were seriously wounded... We cannot take any risk again, said APMU general secretary Ramen Das, who claimed that trucks transporting non-petroleum products were pelted with stones in the last two days, but that no harm has been done to oil tankers as of now.Meghalaya Civil Supplies Director Pravin Bakshi announced on Thursday that routine patrolling arrangements for patrollingshould be considered on all national highways to ensure that vehicles transporting essential commodities are safely transported, according to the letter.Following Tuesday's violence in Mukroh, the disputed Assam-Meghalaya border, where six people were killed, violence erupted across Meghalaya and in the state capital, where protestors slammed petrol bombs at a police bus, a jeep, a traffic police kiosk, and hurled stones at the police, injuring up to four others on Thursday night.

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