The state government asks public not to panic about the rail connectivity of the state being hampered due to heavy rainfall.
Principal Secretary of Transport department L. H. Darlong, Secretary of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs department Saradindu Choudhury, Additional Secretary and Director of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs department Tapan Kumar Das in a press conference held at the Secretariat today have informed that the National Highway which was blocked due to landslides have been cleared for vehicles. carrying goods and other vehicles to commute.
The road is now open for commuting purpose starting today. It is being hoped that the road connectivity will be normal within couple of days if there is no episode of rainfall again. Requests will be made to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India on behalf of the state government to allow flights through Agartala Kolkata, Agartala-Delhi, Agartala-Gauhati routes flights until the situation is normal again.
In this regard, the Chief Minister will send a letter to the central ministry. Regular communication with the central ministry is being continued on behalf of the department in this regard,
Secretary of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs department Saradindu Choudhury informed that required quantity of daily commodities are there in the markets in the state. Advising the public not to panic about the situation, he said, markets are being regularly under watch. There is no reason to panic about things being unavailable. To manage the situation in regard to transport of petroleum and food items, the state government is kooping up communication regularly with the Government of Assam, Indian Oil and FCI authority.
At this moment, the public distribution system has a stock of tice for 42 days, wheat for 38 days, sugar for 28 days, masoor dal for 41 days, salt for 33 days and kerosene for 10 days
Director of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs department. Tapan Kumar Das informed that transport of petroleum is continued in the state through roadways.
At this moment, 50 Petroleum and Diesel tankers are commuting in the state. He said, daily demand for petrol in the state is 220 kl and for diesel is 350 kl. Different agencies in the state and Dharmanagar depot of IOCL had 1,638 kl of petrol and 2,184 kl of diesel today morning.