Jayalalithaa brings fuel relief to Chennai


The fuel crisis in Chennai will ease right away, chief minister J. Jayalalithaa said Tuesday after a high-level review meeting and after arranging to quickly transport to filling stations the 67,000 kilolitres (KL) of diesel and petrol that reached the city port by three ships from Kochi during the day.

“I am happy to announce the petrol and diesel shortage will end today,” she said.

“Efforts are on to immediately transport the fuel to BPCL, IOC and HP outlets,” CM said, adding that urgent steps had been taken to bring 2,000 KL of diesel by road from Bengaluru.
Chennai requires 2,100 KL of petrol and 2,500 KL of diesel a day.

CM said oil companies had explained non-functioning of the Mangalore refinery for the past 10 days and non-arrival of diesel supplies to BPCL, besides a spurt in customer demand, had caused the crisis.

By late Tuesday evening, fuel tankers were seen heading to bunks in the city and suburbs. Queues of vehicles at filling stations grew shorter.

M. Kannan, president of Tamil Nadu Petroleum Dealers Association, said the situation would ease by Wednesday noon.

While a tanker carrying 26,000 KL of diesel that anchored at Chennai Port had already begun offloading, a second tanker carrying 7,800 KL of petrol and 18,000 KL of diesel was waiting in the outer anchorage to be berthed, state oil coordinator V.K. Jaychandran said.

While a third tanker carrying 6,000 KL of diesel would start discharging as soon as it gets a berth space, another with 7,000 KL of petrol and 17,000 KL of diesel was expected to reach Chennai shortly, he said.

Post new comment

<form action="/comment/reply/156228" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="comment-form"> <div><div class="form-item" id="edit-name-wrapper"> <label for="edit-name">Your name: <span class="form-required" title="This field is required.">*</span></label> <input type="text" maxlength="60" name="name" id="edit-name" size="30" value="Reader" class="form-text required" /> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-mail-wrapper"> <label for="edit-mail">E-Mail Address: <span class="form-required" title="This field is required.">*</span></label> <input type="text" maxlength="64" name="mail" id="edit-mail" size="30" value="" class="form-text required" /> <div class="description">The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.</div> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-comment-wrapper"> <label for="edit-comment">Comment: <span class="form-required" title="This field is required.">*</span></label> <textarea cols="60" rows="15" name="comment" id="edit-comment" class="form-textarea resizable required"></textarea> </div> <fieldset class=" collapsible collapsed"><legend>Input format</legend><div class="form-item" id="edit-format-1-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-format-1"><input type="radio" id="edit-format-1" name="format" value="1" class="form-radio" /> Filtered HTML</label> <div class="description"><ul class="tips"><li>Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.</li><li>Allowed HTML tags: &lt;a&gt; &lt;em&gt; &lt;strong&gt; &lt;cite&gt; &lt;code&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;dl&gt; &lt;dt&gt; &lt;dd&gt;</li><li>Lines and paragraphs break automatically.</li></ul></div> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-format-2-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-format-2"><input type="radio" id="edit-format-2" name="format" value="2" checked="checked" class="form-radio" /> Full HTML</label> <div class="description"><ul class="tips"><li>Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.</li><li>Lines and paragraphs break automatically.</li></ul></div> </div> </fieldset> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-303d67d7df4d17578c12121290677ca8" value="form-303d67d7df4d17578c12121290677ca8" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-comment-form" value="comment_form" /> <fieldset class="captcha"><legend>CAPTCHA</legend><div class="description">This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.</div><input type="hidden" name="captcha_sid" id="edit-captcha-sid" value="81057658" /> <input type="hidden" name="captcha_response" id="edit-captcha-response" value="NLPCaptcha" /> <div class="form-item"> <div id="nlpcaptcha_ajax_api_container"><script type="text/javascript"> var NLPOptions = {key:'c4823cf77a2526b0fba265e2af75c1b5'};</script><script type="text/javascript" src="http://call.nlpcaptcha.in/js/captcha.js" ></script></div> </div> </fieldset> <span class="btn-left"><span class="btn-right"><input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-submit" value="Save" class="form-submit" /></span></span> </div></form>

No Articles Found

No Articles Found

No Articles Found

I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.