Non-availability of aviation fuel at Imphal due to the ongoing two-month-old economic blockade has severely hit the postal service to Manipur.

Chief Post Master General (CPMG) of Assam Circle Monojit Kumar told journalists here on Friday that the air-freighter run by the postal department had not been able to refuel at Imphal and had to take fuel at Guwahati. This had forced a cut in cargo load, he said. The air-freighter on the Guwahati-Imphal-Agartala-Kolkata route is run six days a week.

Air freighter services

The CPMG said the department was now managing only mail service to Imphal and forced to stop accepting logistics post (air cargo). Since April 11, when the blockade began, four special air-freighter services between Guwahati and Imphal were being operated to carry medicines.