Friday, July 04, 2008

Chennai - Diesel Shortage

Chennai is currently running on a severe shortage of fuel, diesel in particular. This has disrupted "normal life" in a good way, but nothing is in a standstill. The shortage however, is due to a major lorry strike.

However, it is a good glimpse of how things may become a few years down the line (say, 10 years or so). Fuel prices are already very high - the only saving grace is the Govt controlled pricing. I personally think it is a mistake, but that is a separate topic.
It would be interesting to see how things will turn out if this shortage goes on for say a week more. This however, is a remote possibility and I think normality will be restored quite soon.

It is a good opportunity for reflection and seeing how we can evolve alternate travel habits!

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