Maharashtra Floods: Govt Asks Oil Industry To Airlift Fuel To Kolhapur


Maharashtra Floods: Govt Asks Oil Industry To Airlift Fuel To Kolhapur

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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