Low gas pressures have continued to bother citizens, especially in the morning when most vicinities do not receive enough pressure, even for cooking.
People residing in Jamia Masjid, Waris Khan, Akal Garh, Dhoke Dalal, Karimpura, Committee Chowk, Dhoke Khaba, Umer Road, Dhoke Elahi Bukush, Nadeem Colony, Arya Mohallah, Pirwadhai, Adiala Road, Bakra Mandi, Dhoke Syedan, Tench Bhatta, Sadiqabad, Muslim Town, Shah Khalid Colony, Pandora and Shah Khalid Colony and others were all facing difficulties due to the low gas pressure.
The residents of these areas said that the pressure of the gas being supplied was too shallow. The pressure was so low in some other locations that the residents could only see a tiny flame in their stove. Amana Bibi, a housewife, said people were facing problems because of the department’s inefficiency. “We pay gas bills every month, but every winter, we have to face difficulties. We cannot prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner for our family members,” she added.
Meanwhile, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) has decided to launch a crackdown on the consumers using gas compressors. An SNGPL spokesman said that teams had been constituted to launch a crackdown against those depriving their neighbours of gas by using gas compressors. He said there was no gas shortage; however, there was a dire need to stop unlawful practices.
People have resorted to using alternate measures like installing cylinders, or a compressor in their houses, he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 16th, 2021.