NOC to distribute fuel to private vehicles on alternate weeks

KATHMANDU — Nepal Oil Corporation has decided to distribute fuel to private vehicles in the Kathmandu Valley on every alternate week.

According to NOC, it will distribute fuel every alternate week beginning this week on the basis lot numbers of two-wheelers and four-wheelers.

As the fuel supply has normalized from all customs points with India, except Birgunj the major supply line of the country NOC had last week instructed its depots in towns bordering India to dispatch a certain quantity of fuel to Kathmandu every day.

“We have planned to distribute five liters of fuel to two-wheelers and 15 litres to four-wheelers,” said Sushil Bhattarai, acting deputy managing director of NOC.

Two-wheelers will get fuel in four phases in a week based on their lot numbers and four-wheelers in three phases. Taxis will get 10 litres of petrol per week based on odd and even license plate system.

Daily demand for fuel in the Valley during normal times hovers at around 350 kl of petrol and 450 kl of diesel. NOC’s Thankot Depot dedicated depot for the Valley has 1,600 kl petrol and 4,200 kl diesel in stock.

NOC had directed Bhalwari (Bhairahawa), Biratnagar and Nepalgunj depots to mandatorily dispatch petrol and diesel to Kathmandu last week, as supply from India has been regular in the last three weeks.

NOC had asked Bhalwari Depot to dispatch 100 kl petrol and 200 kl diesel daily to Kathmandu, Biratnagar (100 kl petrol and 300 kl diesel) and Nepalgunj (50 kl petrol and 50 kl diesel).

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