Following the worsened fuel scarcity in Anambra State, the number of commercial and private vehicles plying the roads have reduced drastically while many filling stations said they had no petroleum products to sell to the public.
Some of the flash points that usually witness traffic gridlocks in Awka, state capital, are now having free flow of traffic.
However, the mega filling station in Awka along the Enugu- Onitsha Expressway yesterday witnessed long queues of vehicles, tricycles and motor cycles with their drivers waiting for fuel.
It was gathered that scarcity of the products started since Monday when most filling stations could not open their gates to motorists or displayed sign of ‘no fuel’ at the premises.
It was also gathered that petrol was sold at N140 per litre in Awka, N150 in Onitsha, and N140 at Aguleri.
A commercial motor cycle operator claimed that black marketers sold at N200 per litre.
Other customers were seen standing with jerry cans at filling stations or seen moving from one end of Awka to another searching for fuel.
A commercial bus driver, Jerry Nnubia lamented the scarcity and the hike in price, and expressed fear that the situation might worsen before December and Christmas period, just as a tricycle operator, Ifeanyi Emelife called on petroleum marketers to help save the situation.
Also, commercial bus drivers have increased their fares, now charging between N80 and N100 instead of the usual N50 and N70 for a drop from Eke Awka to Aroma, while commuters from UNIZIK junction to Aroma or Ifete now pay N40 and N80 respectively.

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