Kathmandu: With the start of Dashain festival, consumption of petroleum products has increased suddenly.
The consumption of diesel and petrol has increased by 75 per cent with the start of Dashain festival as compared to previous time, according to Nepal Oil Corporation.
Earlier, 2.2 million litres petrol used to be consumed in a day. Now, consumption of petrol has reached 3.5 litres daily in recent days.
NOC Spokesperson Binitmani Upadhyay said 5.5 million litres diesel is being consumed daily against 3.5 million daily. As people have started leaving Kathmandu Valley to celebrate Dashain, a long queue of the vehicles is seen at some petrol pump for fuel.
Number of people leaving Kathmandu Valley for Dashain has increased with the start of Dashain vacation.
Spokesperson Upadhyay shared that depot of NOC would remain opened even in public holiday during Dashain in order to make smooth sale and distribution of petroleum products across the county during the festival.
NOC petrol pumps to remain open during Dashain holiday Meanwhile, the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has said its all petrol pumps would be open during the Dashain holiday.
The state-owned fuel utility stated through a notice today that it will be operating its 13 fuel depots as well for a smooth supply of petroleum products during Dashain.
NOC Director Birendra Goit said that the Corporation has made a decision to keep open the petrol stations for the easy supply of petroleum products as the flow of public transport increases during the Dashain public holiday.
According to him, the NOC’s depot would be open on October 2, 5 and 7 in Biratnagar of Province 1 and in Amalekhgunj of Madhes province while the depot would be operated on October 1, 2, 4 and 7 at Thankot of Bagmati province and at Pokhara of Gandaki province.