Nashik, May 26 (UNI) Shortage of petroleum products continued in the city and the North Maharashtra district today.
The crisis began when the Manmad Municipal Council sealed Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) plant at Panewadi near Manmad on Friday because of export fees due from the Company.
Though the seal was removed on Friday night and fuel supply from the plant started regularly on Saturday, most of the BPCL Petrol pumps ran out of stock and long queues of customers were seen at other petrol pumps.
This situation resulted in the petroleum product shortage in other petrol pumps of the city and district. Moreover, with the possibility of price hike of petroleum products, people rushed to petrol pumps to reserve their stock of the products.
Though few amount of fuel was made available by District Civil Supplies Department for customers, the situation remain unchanged.
However, on the first day of the week today, more than 70 per cent petrol pumps in the city and district remained closed flashing boards of 'No Stock'.
Meanwhile, District collector S Chokkalingam has organised a meeting to discuss the situation and find a solution to the problem.
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