CHENNAI: To ensure that there was no shortage in supply of petrol, diesel and LPG, the biggest State run firm, the Indian Oil Corporation, is sourcing them from markets in neighbouring states and also from other areas of Tamil Nadu.
The terminal at Korukkupet managed to load 140 tankers on Saturday and about 100 till Sunday noon. However, as the area is heavily inundated, the movement of these vehicles to and from the terminal has been hampered. To address this, an alternative arrangement has been made to source products from Chittoor, Bengaluru, Salem and Tiruchy markets.
In the case of retail outlets, 127 out of a total 156 - or as much as 81 per cent - are operational in the Chennai metropolitan area, said IOC.
The LPG bottling plants at Chengalpattu and Ennore worked on special shifts on Sunday to increase supply, with the former doing two shifts and the latter one shift to meet the demand. In order to ensure sufficient supply, it has also sources 30 loads from its bottling unit in Salem.
The company said 83 LPG distributors were operational in rain affected areas, from where 45,186 cylinders have been delivered to customers in these areas.