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Centre moving LPG, fuel to J&K via alternative routes: Pradhan

Fuel supplies have been restored in the Jammu region and efforts are on to move stocks into Srinagar.    'Some of the oil installations are under water... road movement is hampered due to floods. But we are trying to reach fuel to the people of Kashmir through alternative routes,' he said at an Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) function here.

Stating that the situation in Srinagar is 'challenging', he said 350 truck with petrol, diesel, cooking gas (LPG) and kerosene are lined up on roads leading to the valley and will move in immediately once the roads become motorable. Also, trucks are being sent from Leh and Kargil. 'We are ready but we are not able to reach (the valley).We have enough stocks but the problem is roads,' he said.

He said relief are being monitored on a daily basis in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the Central government will do everything possible to help people of Jammu and Kashmir. 'On Wednesday, after the Cabinet meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a review meeting to take stock of the situation in J&K,' he said. Pradhan said 50 trucks carrying fuel have already been positioned on the Srinagar-Jammu highway and will move in as soon as road traffic is restored.

The Army has deployed more than 30,000 troops in the relief operations while the IAF has pressed 80 aircraft in action including the C-17 transport aircraft along with helicopters.
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