750,000 litres of fuel distributed to private vehicles

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DSCF7167Over the past couple of days it has been fascinating to see the lack of cars, buses, trucks and motorbikes moving about on the roads. There have been long queues lined up on the sides of the roads however.

Yesterday it was astounding to see the amount of motorbikes lined up for miles as they waited for a fuel ration of 5 litres per motorbike.

The following article was published in the Kathmandu Post yesterday (13/10/2015):

Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) distributed 750,000 litres of fuel to the private vehicles in the Kathmandu Valley on Tuesday. Some 600,000 litres of petrol and 150,000 litres of diesel were provided by the NOC to 125 petrol stations across the Valley, according to Spokesperson of the Corporation, Deepak Baral

The state oil monopoly had ceased providing fuel to private vehicles for the past two weeks given the acute shortage of fuel in the country. The…

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