Jamshedpur, Jan. 9: All petrol pumps in the city would start functioning normally from tomorrow morning after oil company executives called off their strike this evening.
There are around 32 petrol pumps in the city, most of which were forced to shut down. “Only 12 outlets of Hindustan Petroleum, located in various places had enough stock as Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) was not part of the strike. All other pumps had run dry by Thursday evening,” said Rajeev Singh, the general secretary of the Jamshedpur Petrol Dealers’ Association.
He also said HPCL came as a saviour for city consumers, when it off-loaded five tankers at various outlets this morning. The 50,000 litres of petrol supplied by HPCL, combined and previous stock, was sufficient to meet the city’s needs till Sunday. But Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited’s (BPCL) decision to end the strike gave a breather to the consumers.
All petrol pumps in city would function normally by tomorrow.
But due to the rush today, the district administration had to fix quotas for consumers, including housing societies and mobile towers.
The quota was enforced at 1pm when pumps still had enough stock. “It would end after the situation becomes normal at all petrol pumps,” said East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Rabindra K. Agarwal.