Soon, Himachal Pradesh’s entire requirement of petroleum products would be met in the state itself, as Indian Oil Corporation will commission a smart POL (petroleum, oils, and lubricants) terminal at Una having storage capacity of 85,800 kilolitres. Currently, the state’s requirement is catered to by Ambala and Jalandhar depots.
Currently, the trial run is being conducted and once operational, the new terminal will prove to be a milestone. The terminal, located nearly 200 km from Shimla, would be strategic storage point for defence to meet annual winter fuel stocking in Leh and Ladakh and en route Pathankot to Srinagar besides for defence posts at Karu, Nima, Upshi and Kyari via Rohtang Pass.
Under advance winter stocking, approximately 50,000 kilolitres of petroleum products would be supplied to the Ladakh region when road links open through Rohtang and Zoji La passes. Read More
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