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CNG vehicle drivers stage 3-day road blockade amid power outage woes at Melaghar Petrol Pump


BY TC News Desk

Agartala, November 18: Drivers of CNG gas-driven vehicles initiated a three-day road blockade near the Melaghar petrol pump on Saturday, citing the unavailability of CNG gas due to a prolonged power outage. The disruption took place in the afternoon and impacted the Bishramganj – Sonamura road.

The drivers alleged that the Melaghar petrol pump had been without electricity for the past three days, resulting in the inability to dispense CNG gas. Frustrated motorists resorted to blocking the road, causing numerous vehicles to be stranded on both sides.

Upon receiving information about the blockade, the police, TSRO, and CRPF personnel from Melaghar police station promptly rushed to the scene to address the situation. Authorities informed the power utility company, TSECL, about the power supply issue at the CNG pump.

Police officials assured the protestors that efforts were underway to resolve the power problem at the CNG station promptly. Subsequently, with the assurance from the police, the motorists agreed to clear the road.

However, the drivers lamented ongoing challenges at the CNG station, including power and drinking water shortages since Thursday. They highlighted the inconvenience faced by motorists who had spent the past three days queuing for CNG.

Expressing dissatisfaction with the administration’s response, the drivers revealed that attempts to contact TSECL employees had been unsuccessful. Upon visiting the TSECL office, it was found that employees were locked inside and unresponsive to repeated calls since Saturday morning. Frustrated by the lack of communication, the drivers felt compelled to stage the road blockade to draw attention to their plight.

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