In the past week, there has been a lot of uncertainty over the availability of petrol in Gujarat. Sources have reported that private petrol pumps have begun rationing the petrol for two-wheelers as well as four-wheelers. This situation, though, is not limited to the state but is being observed throughout India. The rising prices of petrol are already eating into a common man’s income, but now he is forced to face a shortage of fuel.
Despite all these reports, the government has time and time again, said that there is no crisis or supply issue with petrol and diesel in the country. Gujarat government, too, has said that whatever issues are there regarding the supply of fuel will be resolved in the next few days.
Ground reality, though, is completely different. In Ahmedabad, people are stressed over not being able to buy enough petrol to carry out their daily commute. Stocks at petrol pumps are running dry and many pumps have put up signs informing of the same.
The HP petrol pump at Shivranjani posted a note, stating, “Regular petrol is not available. Premium (Power) petrol at Rs134.87 per litre.”
On many instances, people have had to leave with empty tanks in the city. In Surat, petrol pumps owned by private companies have limited petrol for a two-wheeler to just Rs100 and Rs500 for four-wheelers.