A meeting here yesterday, chaired by Commerce and Supplies Minister Ganeshman Pun, scrapped the quota system for fuel distribution that had been introduced after blockading of the Nepal-India border by anti-Constitution protestors led to a scarcity of essential commodities including food, fuel and medicines.

The situation has normalised now following resumption of regular fuel supplies by the Indian Oil Corporation after the Medhesi protestors lifted the border blockade last week, Xinhua reported.

According to state-owned oil monopoly Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), fuel will be distributed to the public on a regular basis from 114 fuel stations in the Kathmandu valley.

However, in the initial phase, NOC has decided to provide only five litres of petrol to two-wheelers and 15 litres to four-wheelers at a time.

The development follows the reopening of the key Raxaul-Birgunj trade transit route last Friday. the Raxaul-Birgunj border point remained blockaded for almost more than four months.

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