Jaipur, 15th June 2022: Crowd Gathered In Jaipur (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) petrol pumps have become dry in Rajasthan resulting in growing crowds at petrol pumps. Late night, the crowd gathered at the petrol pumps in the capital Jaipur. The police had to take the lead to handle the situation. Most of the petrol pumps in Jaipur have put up boards about the non-availability of petrol and diesel.
President of Rajasthan Petrol Dealers Association Sunit Bagai said that there is no sign of improvement for the next three to four days. The first major reason for the crisis is the closure of petrol pumps of Reliance and Essar for two weeks. The market share of both these companies in Rajasthan is around 15 percent. Now when their pumps were closed, their burden fell on the petrol pumps of other companies. People are struggling to get oil in their vehicles amid the shortage of petrol and diesel. At almost all petrol pumps, the crowd is growing.
It is reported that for the last 3 days, cases of some petrol pumps going dry in the state of Rajasthan were coming to the fore. But on Tuesday (June 14) afternoon, petrol and diesel also started running out at HPCL and BPCL pumps of the capital Jaipur and by evening most of the pumps in the city became dry.
In such a situation, there was a huge crowd of people at the petrol pumps of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL) late at night. In some areas of Jaipur like Ramgarh More, Shastri Nagar, Jhotwara, Vaishali Nagar, Pratap Nagar and Vidyadhar Nagar, people started gathering at petrol pumps following a traffic jam on the roads. In such a situation, the local police were informed and petrol was given at the petrol pump in the presence of the police.
About three thousand petrol pumps in Rajasthan belong to BPCL and HPCL companies. From where petrol and diesel are supplied every day, but for some time the supply of petrol and diesel has been stopped by HPCL and BPCL company.
About 25 lakh litres of petrol and one crore litres of diesel are consumed in Rajasthan every day. Of these, 50 percent of petrol and diesel are consumed at IOCL petrol pumps. Whereas 22 percent BPCL and 22 percent HPCL company supplies oil. Whereas six percent of private companies have petrol pumps. The common man is troubled due to the shortage of petrol and diesel. It is also affecting agriculture and industries. Industrial production and farmers are facing a shortage of diesel.