Oil Industry Officials Meet To Discuss Exigency Plan For Cyclone FANI

Bhubaneswar: Latest alerts and bulletins issued by various agencies including the Indian Meteorological Department have predicted that extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ is expected to make landfall in coastal Odisha on May 3, 2019 at 5:30 PM.

This storm is likely to spread into all the coastal and adjoining districts such as Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak, Baleswar, Jajpur, Mayurbhanj and Dhenkanal.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall and gusty winds are likely to lead to cyclone and flood in many parts of Odisha. To deal with the situation and any calamity arising in the aftermath of FANI, Chief General Manager, Indian Oil, Subhajit Ghosh convened an urgent meeting of senior officers of the Oil Industry on Tuesday.

During the meeting Ghosh and senior officers discussed on the following:

  • Maintaining uninterrupted supply of essential petroleum products like LPG, Kerosene, Diesel, Petrol and CNG etc.
  • Disaster management preparedness at all locations.
  • Organizing Relief under Corporate social responsibility by Oil Industry.

It is decided that supply line of all essential fuels will be monitored by concerned Oil Industry officers, which includes its smooth positioning at all the aforesaid areas in the State.

Officers from Oil Industries have been advised to remain alert and to take pre-emptive measures to ensure availability of the essential fuels and its positioning so that there won’t be any shortages experienced by the people of the State.

“A control cell comprising of representatives of Officers of Oil Industry has been formed for round the clock monitoring of the supply situation in various districts including information on any incidents in the Districts / calamity at Petroleum Installations, Retail Outlets, SKO Agencies and LPG Distribution points,” said Ghosh

The control cell will work till the situation becomes normal.


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