Public transport is likely to get affected due to petrol shortage in Karachi. Public transport which includes the cab services is feared to get closed from the night of Wednesday after the suspension of the petrol supplies to the filling stations throughout the city, as per the reports of local media.
PSO along with the other private oil firms in the country have began closing down their oil terminals alongside the Kemari port area of Karachi previously in the day owing to the presence of the mysterious dangerous gas in the air.
The continual threat of the poisonous gas in the localities near the Kemari port of Karachi has urged the companies, individuals and institutes to take preventive steps. It has come out earlier that an oil terminal of the state-owned PSO situated in Zulfiqarabad was functional for the supplies of petrol to the city.
Long waiting lines of cars and motorbikes which includes the public transport automobiles were seen outside the petrol pumps in many areas, whereas, some filling stations are offering petrol only in limited quantity to the motorcyclists and cars up to 2-3 litres and 5-10 litres respectively.
Many petrol pumps have begun to close across the city which has surged the fear for a complete shut down of public transport.
Pakistan State Oil (PSO) n the other hand, has claimed in a statement that they have shut down one of their terminals across the city out of a total of 23. It also said that the shut down should not affect the fuel supply as 22 oil terminals are still working.