Petrol crisis in Kathmandu, supply partially resumed

Kantipur Report

The supply of petroleum fuels in the capital partly resumed from Wednesday after the government and petroleum suppliers reached an understanding yesterday. The tankers filled with petrol reached the capital this morning from Birgunj.

22 petrol tankers and 20 diesel-laden tankers have already arrived at Nepal Oil Corporations’ Thankot Petrol Depot.

Similarly, petroleum products dealers have also imported 9 tankers of petrol from Amlekhgunj today.

“Some of the tankers have been sent to various petrol pumps in the valley,” NOC’s spokesperson Ichhya Bikram Thapa said.

The NOC informed that if the rate of import continues on the present speed, then the supply of petroleum products would resume normally again from Friday in the capital.

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Constituent Assembly Polls to be Revolutionary:PM (Government unveils new fiscal policies, programmes)

Kantipur Report

KATHMANDU, July 4 – Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala Wednesday suggested what he calls feudalistic elements to leave the country before the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections.

Addressing the parliament prior to the unveiling of the government’s annual policies and programmes at the Interim Legislature-Parliament, the PM called for the CA elections slated for November 22 to be taken as a “revolution”.

Alluding to the palace, PM Koirala said, “Old relics of feudalism must either disappear from within the nation or walk away from it before the election to the Constituent Assembly,” adding, “The Constituent Assembly polls, which will lead the nation towards a new era, will be a revolution.”

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