KATHMANDU: State-run Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has said that adequate supply of petrol and diesel will be restored from today.
The problem of fuel shortage in the city will be resolved by this evening, said spokesperson of the corporation Mukunda Dhungel on Sunday morning while talking to Kantipur FM at 9:05 am.
“The loaded tankers, carrying fuels from various depots of Indian Oil Corporation will reach Kathmandu today.”
As the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), has started providing fuel after being assured that the dues will be cleared soon, the restricted availability of fuel in the country is expected to end and normal supply will resume soon, Dhungel further said.
The government has decided to provide a loan of Rs 1.40 billion to the corporation.
NOC had said that the dues owed to IOC were mounting which compelled it to cut down supply.
Still, we cannot expect the queues in front of petrol stations to reduce at once, for IOC will remain closed on Sunday, according to Dhungel.
Gradually consumers will witness a normal situation soon, Dhungel claimed.