A fire at a terminal operated by state-run refiner and oil marketing company India Oil has claimed at least seven lives and injured over 150 people.
The blaze broke out on 29 October at its terminal in Jaipur in the north-western Indian state of Rajasthan.
About 50,000 kilolitres of fuel, mostly diesel, caught fire due to a pipeline leak at one of the tanks.
The product loss is valued at 1.4-1.5 billion rupees (20.18-21.6 million). The company has made arrangements to supply products to areas that were receiving products from its terminal.
Reports on Saturday 31 October suggest that the fire will take at least 36 hours to be extinguished.
A new high-level enquiry committee has been given six weeks to submit a report to the Petroleum Ministry.
Hindustan Petroleum, which has recently commissioned a petroleum product terminal at Bagru, near Jaipur on its Mudra-Delhi product pipeline, will handle requirements of the products in the area along with other nearby oil depots.
Indian Oil will give an ex-gratia payment of Rs 10 lakh to the next of kin of each employee killed in the blaze, Rs 2 lakh for each of those seriously injured and Rs1 lakh for those with minor injuries. In addition, the state government has already announced Rs 2 lakh for the families of those who died and Rs.1 lakh for the seriously injured.