THE state government on Saturday asked the oil industry to airlift fuel to Kolhapur district for boats and vehicles engaged in rescue work in flood-hit areas.
“Due to the floods, road connectivity to Kolhapur is cut off. The fuel used for vehicles is on the verge of exhausting. In such a situation, the rescue operations may come to a standstill. Petrol and diesel is required for boats as well as vehicles of the district administration,” states a letter written by Abhay Yawalkar, director of the disaster management unit of the state government to the general manager of state level co-ordiantor (oil industry).
Yawalkar said a tanker carrying aviation fuel was stranded outside the city limits in Kolhapur. There is a need to airlift fuel to Kolhapur, he added. Read more
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