Motorists in Puducherry found it difficult to obtain petrol and diesel in many bunks across the town on Monday, with many outlets being closed and several others not having stock of either petrol or diesel or both. According to Secretary of the Petrol Bunk Owners Association Sreekanth, the supply they received is half of what they requested. In addition, the panic among the motorists has led to an increased demand for fuel, he said.

The supply problems are mainly being faced by petrol bunks of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation and Bharat Petroleum Corporation.