Pol depots to open 24×7 in the Capital Complex

Itanagar, August 21: The Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex Talo Potom, IAS convened a meeting of all the Pol depot owners under the aegis of Capital Complex petroleum depots association (CCPDA) with the Officers of Food and Civil Supply Department in his conference hall today to address the issues and challenges associated with running of petroleum product outlets in the state capital complex and also to make at least 2(two) Pol depots open 24×7 in order to meet the emergency pol requirements at night hours in the capital complex.

Owners of all the 17 (seventeen)Pol depot starting from Banderdewa to Chimpu attended the coordination meeting and placed their grievances before the District Administration.

They informed that the flat carriage rate fixed by Indian Oil Corporation limited (IOCL) @ INR 2500 per 12KL tanker for transportation of Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene from IOCL depot Emchi, Doimukh to various parts of Capital Complex irrespective of distance is too meagre and requested the DC to intervene in the matter and resolve their grievances with IOCL authorities.

Also highlighting the frequent demand placed by the Unions and Associations for free Pol items (Petrol & Diesel) which runs into thousands of litres every month, they informed that the employees of pol outlets are subjected to physical assault if they refuse to meet the demands placed by such organizations.

The CCPDA also appealed to the Government departments to clear the outstanding pol credit bills which run into crores in order to improve the quality of the services.

After a detailed discussion, the DC assured to address the grievances of the CCPDA and take up the matter with all concerned to improve the efficiency, quality, weight and measure of the petroleum products. He has assured to convene a meeting of the Presidents and secretaries of Unions and Associations to check the menace of forceful donation of Pol items. He further directed all the petrol pump owners to install high quality CCTV to check the miscreants’ habit of refiling their vehicles without making payments. He has also assured to provide necessary security and to take over two Pol depots at night one each at Itanagar and Naharlagun respectively on pilot basis. It will be rolled out to remaining pol depots if there’s a positive response from the denizens of the Capital Complex, said the DC.

Earlier DCFSO, ICC Amit Bengia while welcoming all requested them to adhere to the licensing policy of the Govt.

The meeting was attended by all the field functionaries of Food & Civil Supplies department of ICC, CCPDA president Arun Kipa Loram, General Secretary Lokam Anand and other office bearers.

Later, the SDFCSO Nabam Anand gave a vote of thanks.

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