The landslides and waterlogging that has plagued the Northeast in the past few days is taking a toll on transport of fuel and essential commodities, with Mizoram now running low on fuel stock.
Cut off from the rest of the country by the massive landslides and floods in neighbouring Assam and Meghalaya, a large number of filling stations in the state have begun to run dry.
The state Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Department issued an order on May 16 to all the filling stations in the state to ration petrol until further orders, even though long queues were seen at some.
The ceiling was made under the Mizoram Trade Articles (Licensing and Control) Order, 1987 for two-wheelers and LMVs, while no restrictions were made for purchase of High Speed Diesel.
The rationing order had an adverse effect on the vehicle owners and drivers as it triggered panic buying across the state from Monday afternoon.