The folks in Tripura, a state in northeast India, are facing crisis due to disrupted situation of the Assam-Tripura national highway. The state is facing shortage of essentials and escalating fuel prices. The prices of petrol have shot up to INR 300 per litre while diesel is sold at INR 150 per litre. The repair works have been affected by constant rainfall while the trucks carrying the essentials are stranded on the broken highway.
The situation has escalated in the state with protesters blocking the roads and burning tyres. The protests have forced the police to arrest 50 people. To tackle the shortage of fuel, the Tripura government has adopted odd-even system for refilling the vehicles.
The situation is also taking a political turn. While Civil Supplies Minister Bhanu Lal Saha blamed the BJP-led governments at the Centre and in Assam for “crippling” Tripura, BJP asked Chief Minister Manik Sarkar to step down from him seat for the failure to ensure supply of essential commodities.
Source: ET Auto