‘Adulterated’ diesel halts 28 Haryana buses halfway

Bijendra Ahlawat

Tribune News Service

Faridabad, July 4

The provide of “adulterated” diesel from one of many gasoline stations of the Haryana Roadways depot right here has led to the breakdown of 28 buses, forcing the authorities to launch an inquiry.

The pump from which the gasoline was provided has been sealed. The subject got here to gentle after a number of buses obtained stranded halfway over the previous 48 hours as a consequence of a gasoline drawback.

The diesel is learnt to have been blended with water. Sources within the division stated water flowed out of the gasoline tank’s drain plug-point throughout cleansing, establishing that the bus engines malfunctioned as a consequence of gasoline adulteration. All buses have been stationed for restore, a course of more likely to take three to 4 days. Almost half of the depot’s buses now lie grounded. The depot has round 110 buses, however 33 are awaiting renewal of insurance coverage.

Roadways General Manager Rajiv Nagpal claimed water is suspected to have gotten blended with diesel in an underground tank on the gasoline station, most likely as a consequence of rain. The matter, nonetheless, was underneath probe to establish the precise trigger, he stated. The gasoline to the 2 roadways’ pumps right here is provided from Rewari by a tanker of an oil firm.

Asserting that the buses could be made purposeful over the subsequent three days, Nagpal dominated out the potential for the adulteration having being performed by the tanker provider.

Rain accountable

  • Diesel was discovered blended with water, which was established throughout cleansing of gasoline tanks
  • GM Rajiv Nagpal claimed water is suspected to have seeped into an underground gasoline tank
  • He dominated out the potential for adulteration by the oil provider

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