London: A petrol crisis has erupted in Britain and the army could be called in for help at any time.
According to British media, the country, including London, has been facing a shortage of petrol for four consecutive days and there are long queues of cars, buses and motorcycles at petrol pumps. Ninety percent of the country’s 8,000 petrol pumps have run out of petrol.
The crisis was exacerbated by fears that worried people would buy more petrol. Some say there is a shortage of petrol in the country, but the British government and the Petrol Association have blamed a shortage of tanker drivers for the crisis.
To deal with the crisis, the government has decided to enlist the help of the army and 150 military tanker drivers will take part in the country’s petrol supply.
To address the shortage of petrol, the government has not only announced exemptions for petroleum companies from the competitive law, but has also decided to call in foreign drivers to meet the shortage of drivers. In this regard, 5,000 temporary visas will be issued till December at attractive rates.