Travel Hassle Free to Ladakh During Winters With The New Winter–Grade Diesel!

State-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has launched a special winter grade diesel that is believed to maintain its fluidity even during temperatures as low as -33 degree celsius. The special diesel will relieve locals and motorists travelling to and from the high altitudes of Kargil, Ladakh, Kaza and Keylong, where the temperature is lower than -30 degree during winters.

Why This Decision?

Motorists travelling to Ladakh were facing diesel freezing issues during the winters. Due to this, the Ladakh valley used to remain closed for tourists during winters.  Since locals were hindered by similar commuting problems, this laid an adverse impact on the Ladakh economy, which consists of a reasonable portion from the tourism industry.

Current Progress

As per the latest report, IOC's Panipat based refinery has recently flagged off the first consignment of its winter-grade diesel oil, officially beginning the supply of new diesel in the region. Further, in a recent interview, Oil Minister Mr Dharmendra Pradhan said that Ladakh will now receive an uninterrupted supply of special winter-grade diesel, which will help boost tourism, economy and also reduce the local issues. The city taxis would also function at ease with this initiative. 

What is your opinion about the launch of new winter-grade diesel in Ladakh? Are you travelling to Ladakh this winter? Have you previously faced such freezing-diesel issues? Let us know in the comments below!

This post was published by Ashutosh Chandra

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