Normal petrol and diesel supply restored

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Srinagar, Aug 16 (UNI) The normal supply of petrol and diesel was restored in the Kashmir valley today while essentials were being distributed by the people among the needy free of cost.

Petrol pumps, which had remained dry for several days, resumed the normal supply of petroleum products in the city and other major towns.

''We have received a stock of petrol and diesel,'' a petrol pump dealer at Moulana Azad road said.

Almost all the petrol pumps in the city and outskirts were open providing petrol and diesel to the consumers.

Mlik was also available in all parts of the city. However, people complained of shortage of rice, sugar and flour in the government ration depot.

Hundreds of trucks and other vehicles, loaded with vegetables, rice and other eatables continued to arrive from different rural areas and far-flung villages for distribution among the needy people, free of cost in Srinagar and its outskirts.

Bihari labourers, Hindus and Sikh could also been seen getting vegetable, rice and other essentials from relief committee free of cost.

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