Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Out of stock

We had gone through water scarcity and Chennai was infamous for it once but I never remember we went through dryness of petrol bunks, where almost bunks in the city were out of stock for the last 6 days. The shortage of petrol and diesel had also spread to suburbs… where filling a bottle of petrol takes maximum an hour waiting on the queue… that too only after sought through lot of petrol bunks out of stock.

During the time of protest against the hike on petrol in India… the scarcity of petrol and diesel has brought into the light, the obvious truth that living without it has been tough even though the price of petrol has been on constant rise.  I wanna think the scarcity of petrol and diesel in Chennai is supposed to divert people from the hike on petrol by the petroleum companies or government. But till late night the situation was much favor to the petroleum companies since lack on gasoline, people had come down to buy no matter how much it cost!

I couldn’t stop thinking or thanking the petrol companies to come out of stock to make us realize the worth and important of gasoline… even though I agree and feel truly that running out of petrol causes lot of trouble. But it was interesting to read few columns on newspaper about how the petrol scarcity forced people to take few steps aback as saving petrol, for ex. those vroom on traffic signals have come down to switch off their engines or become patient till green signal falls!

See how much we could save in petrol and diesel, if we follow such methods through all our rides as much possible and rolling down the windows and switching off the A/Cs while free from pollution and heat could rejoice plenty of liters of petrol and diesel. A sustain on speed and driving at minimum speed control would save lot of petrol and also gives maximum comfort and guarantee to life… which  is precious and has a lot to achieve, love and sharing and celebrating many special occasions of this beautiful life.

Love you all!

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i think the entire world has become so dependent on gasoline for fuel that we would be in dire straits if that was cut off - temporarily or for good.

George said...

I'm sorry to hear about your petrol shortage, and I hope it is very temporary and short-lived. If more drivers would follow your suggestions, we could save a great deal of fuel and help the environment as well.

Simran said...

A good sign of awareness can be seen very well among the people after such miss happening... scarcity of petrol.

Linda said...

Sorry to hear about your petrol shortage. You have a very nice blog and I love your header photo.

monsoon dreams said...

Wish everyone had this awareness!

eden said...

That is so sad. I hope it wont take long and it will be back to normal. I agree with your idea. It helps a lot to save petrol.

ladyfi said...

I can't help wishing we would get rid of petrol-driven cars and go over to electric ones.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi, Sorry to hear about the gasoline shortage in your country. We don't have a shortage 'yet' --but we are paying alot more money for it these days...

You are right! There are things people could do to help such as driving slower. We have a hybrid car --so we get good gas mileage. We also drive slower than most people around here.

Good Luck with your situation.
Betsy

Irfanuddin said...

Thought provoking post Jeevan...
and this is the high time to look for such steps seriously....

Rajesh said...

I have heard of petrol scarcity in Chennai.