Cooking gas shortage hits Himachal

Shimla : The state capital Shimla and many other areas in Himachal Pradesh are facing a scarcity of LPG cylinders .

Reports said after booking a cylinder it is taking several days for delivery in Shimla town among other places . The situation is even worse in the interior areas of the state .

There are even reports about desperate people buying a Rs LPG 450 cylinder in black for Rs 600 in Shimla .

Sources say the supply of cooking gas cylinders has been hit by a truckers strike in Ghaziabad where the IOC’s LPG plant is located .

While the oil companies are attributing the shortage due to the truckers strike and snow blocked roads . The state government is being criticised for not having enough cooking gas stocks ahead of the harsh winter .

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