Internet failure leads to fuel crisis in Tripura

Internet connectivity failure has led to a transport fuel crisis in Tripura for the past five days, forcing the state government to seek intervention of Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

“Hundreds of oil tankers from Guwahati have been stranded in IOCL (Indian Oil Corporation Limited) depot in Dharmanagar, the entry point to Tripura by road from Assam,” a Tripura food department official said.

“As the internet connectivity is down, the IOCL officials are unable to get clearances online from their authorities in Guwahati,” the official said.
“In absence of clearances from the IOCL authorities, the hundreds of oil tankers, carrying petrol and diesel, are unable to move to different parts of Tripura including capital city Agartala, 200 km from Dharmanagar,” he said.

Tripura Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bhanulal Saha in an urgent letter to Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan requested him to intervene in the matter and resolve the problem.