Fuel use on rise as life gets back into groove

Petrol and diesel consumption in Telangana is on revival course, presumably faster than anticipated, as COVID-19-triggered-lockdown and restrictions that severely impacted the offtake are being relaxed.

‘It is pretty good now’ is how R. Sravan S. Rao, executive director and State head of the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, sought to sum up the pick-up in demand.

As Telangana, like the rest of the country, braced up for the fight against the pandemic with the lockdown in the second half of March, roads became deserted as most of the vehicles stayed away and people remained indoors with police cracking down on those violating the guidelines.

The Hindu
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