On Thursday evening, all petrol pumps went dry in Manipur. Oil tankers were unable to reach Imphal because of multiple landslips that occurred on Tuesday along National Highway 2 that passes through Nagaland. After the Border Roads Task Force said it would require more than two months to close the 80-metre breach near Kohima, panic buying started. Roadside vendors sprouted from nowhere, with jerry cans of petrol and diesel. Petrol is being sold at Rs. 110-120 a litre. Col. Tejpal Singh, Commandant of 15 Border Roads Task Force, said traffic had been restored in Dimapur and nearby areas. — Iboyaima Laithangbam