Tripura fuel crisis: CM urges Railway Ministry for immediate action

The crisis was exacerbated by a recent derailment incident between Jatinga Lampur and New Harangajao in Assam. This unfortunate event led to disruptions in goods train services, aggravating the fuel shortage in Tripura.

In Agartala, the capital city of Tripura, Chief Minister Prof. Dr. Manik Saha has taken urgent steps to address the fuel crisis gripping the state. He recently reached out to Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, seeking a rapid resolution to the pressing issue.

The crisis was exacerbated by a recent derailment incident between Jatinga Lampur and New Harangajao in Assam. This unfortunate event led to disruptions in goods train services, aggravating the fuel shortage in Tripura.

However, efforts to restore normalcy are already underway.

Sources close to Chief Minister Prof. D Manik Saha revealed that he wrote a letter to Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. In the letter, he emphasized the critical importance of taking quick action to address the shortage of petrol and diesel in the state

“The Chief Minister is closely monitoring the situation and has received assurances from railway authorities regarding their commitment to taking necessary actions within the next two to three days,” stated an insider.

Furthermore, it has been revealed that fuel trucks are currently en route to Tripura, with an expected arrival tomorrow. This development offers hope for relief from the crisis looming over Agartala and the entire state.

With collaborative efforts and proactive measures in place, Tripura remains steadfast in its resolve to overcome the challenges posed by the fuel crisis. As stakeholders work tirelessly towards a resolution, the collective focus remains on ensuring the well-being and stability of the region.