Himachal babus cars come to a grinding halt without fuel

Shimla : Government vehicles of ministers and top officials of the Himachal Pradesh government have literally run out of fuel here .

Reason the source of diesel and petrol for their official cars at the state run Himfed petrol pump near the secretariat has run dry.

The pump here is shut for repairs and so no diesel and petrol is available for the past four days , reports said .

Government departments and corporations have accounts with Himfed where they often make payments in bulk for fuel , unlike other private pumps in Shimla where payments has to be instantly .

Some the drivers of the VIP vehicles are seen requesting private petrol pump owners for fueling their cars on credit.

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