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Thousands of trucks still stranded, Tripura rations fuel

Agartala: As thousands of trucks and oil tankers are now stranded in Assam’s Karimganj district due to damage of Assam-Agartala National Highway (NH-8), Tripura government has imposed rationing in the use of fuel.

A security force official guarding the National Highway in Tripura
A security force official guarding the National Highway in Tripura

State minister for Food and Civil Supplies, Bhanu Lal Saha said all the petrol pumps in the state were instructed not to sell fuel worth more than R200 at a time to vehicles like motor bikes and small cars.

He said due to slight improvement of roads only ten trucks carrying fuel could enter the state every day but the state requires more than 20 trucks or oil tankers every day.

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