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Punjab farmers protest, New Farm Bill, Agriculture Bill Protest Impact on Jammu Kashmir | Petrol pump empty in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, no goods train arrived since October 1, will have direct impact on army and paramilitary

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Srinagar41 minutes agoAuthor: Deepak Khajuria

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  • Where earlier 400 – 450 tanker petrol and diesel were supplied here everyday, now only 200 tankers are coming petrol and diesel.
  • Petrol and diesel reach Jammu via freight train from Jalandhar, then to different parts of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

The direct impact of the Punjab peasant movement is now visible in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. There is a shortage of petrol and diesel supplies on the national highway, most of the petrol pumps are drying up. There are also many such petrol diesel filling stations on the 300 km long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway connecting Kashmir with other parts of the country, which are either empty or there is too much petrol diesel left. Many petrol pumps are opening only a few hours a day. Here the army and other security agencies are in great need of petrol and diesel, now the crisis has arisen due to shortage.

There are around 1200 petrol pumps in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. These include more than 600 in Jammu region, close to 500 in Kashmir, while there are hundred filling stations in Ladakh UT. Before 2018, there were only 538 petrol pumps in Jammu Kashmir. After that the oil company provided more than 600 new petrol pumps in Jammu and Kashmir. The consumption of petrol and diesel at a petrol pump ranges from 12 thousand to 36 thousand liters every day. It depends on the location. While the storage capacity of a petrol pump ranges from 25 thousand liters to 40 thousand liters.

Petrol and diesel supplied in Kashmir and Ladakh reaches Jammu via the freight train from Jalandhar. After that around 400 to 450 tankers are supplied from here to different parts of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh everyday. But as soon as the farmers bill was passed, the agitation and agitation of farmers in Punjab caught fire. It also had an impact on rail traffic. Because the pipeline to Jalandhar in Punjab supplies petrol and diesel. Petrol and diesel were not supplied due to affected train services in Punjab, while it directly affected Jammu and Kashmir.

After the shortage of petrol and diesel, there was a sudden increase of people at petrol pumps.

After the shortage of petrol and diesel, there was a sudden increase of people at petrol pumps.

According to Anan Sharma, head of Jammu Kashmir Petrol Dealers Association, 70 Vegan Petrol used to come to Jammu by diesel train and then by tankers to Jammu city and Jammu Kashmir UT and Ladakh UT. Due to farmer demonstrations in Punjab, no train arrived here from October 1. Right now, petrol and diesel from Jalandhar and Bathinda are reaching Jammu and Kashmir.

Whereas earlier 400–450 tanker petrol-diesel was supplied daily, now only 200 tankers are getting petrol and diesel. Sharma says that shortage is increasing due to this. The shortage of this petrol and diesel will have a direct impact on the army, paramilitary and police oil. It can have bad effects in border areas like Poonch, Rajouri or Kashmir and Ladakh.

Anan Sharma, head of the Jammu Kashmir Petrol Dealers Association, says that earlier 70 Vegan Petrol used to come to Jammu by diesel train everyday.

Anan Sharma, head of the Jammu Kashmir Petrol Dealers Association, says that earlier 70 Vegan Petrol used to come to Jammu by diesel train everyday.

The road to Ladakh is closed from November and Kashmir is also cut by road for many days during winter, which makes it necessary to keep oil stock in Kashmir during winter. Sharma has also appealed to Jammu and Kashmir and the central governments to ensure rail traffic towards Jammu and Kashmir by negotiating with the farmers performing on the train tracks or by diverting them in some other way, so that petrol diesel from the train wagon to Jammu Could come.

Every filling station in Ladakh and Jammu Kashmir used to have 3 tankers a day, but nowadays only one tanker is available. At the same time, supply is not reaching the highway and many pumps of Kashmir every day. Petrol Pump Association has told the government the problem.

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