People wait in queue for petrol at Bhadrakali, Kathmandu on Friday. Photo: Keshab Thoker/Nagarik/Republica
KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli led government has imposed a quota system in fuel following agitation from petroleum transport workers. The workers have obstructed the main fuel depot, Raksaul for the past three days.
The NOC has limited two wheelers with five liters, four wheelers with 15 liters and public vehicles with 50 - 100 liters per day). Public vehicles used for short routes will be provided 50 liters of fuel.
Nepal Independent Transportation Drivers' Struggle Committee has called a strike from Tuesday, demanding amendment to Vehicle and Transportation Act-2049 which, they argue, is against them. They have submitted 13-point demand to the government which, among others, calls for rollback of some provisions that proposes increment in punishment for drivers for death resulting from driver's negligence.
Normally, NOC tends to store seven days fuel backup. However, the state owned oil company said that its stock had depleted because fuel has been coming from Siligudi depot only.