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Long Queues At Petrol Pumps

Fear of petroleum shortage resulted in serpentine queues at the petrol pumps in Goa on Monday and by evening quite a number of petrol pumps of Hindustan Petroleum and Bharat Petroleum ran dry.

However, these long queues were a result of panic buying claimed J Manoj Kumar, Indian Oil Corporation’s terminal manager in Goa, who revealed that there is sufficient stock of petrol to cater to the needs of the State for the next 20 days.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat appealed to Goans not to panic and revealed that the authorities have made arrangements to get petrol from neighbouring Miraj by chartering 30 tankers.

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