The Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, Rawal-pindi Region is taking action in accordance with the law against the users of compressors and discon-necting their gas supply connections on the viola-tion.
According to SNGPL Senior General Manager, Rawalpindi Region, Syed Mukhtar Ali Shah, an operation against the use of compressors was launched and efforts were underway to control ille-gal practice of affecting equal use of gas. SNGPL was not only catching compressors but disconnecting gas supply connections of the con-sumers for three months, he informed. He advised the citizens not to use compressors for increasing the gas pressure as it was dangerous and an illegal act. He informed that they had disconnected 115 connections of domestic consumers for using compressors and caught 217 compressors from different localities including Pirwdahi, Gulistan Colony, Adiala Road, Dhamiyal, Asghar Mall, New Lalazar, Jhanda Chichi and other areas.He requested the consumers to use gas-efficient devices, adding, people should use gas timer devices and conical baffles in water geysers and avoid using gas heaters.
He said, uninterrupted supply of gas to domestic consumers is the priority of the government. The supply of gas remains the same whole year but the demand for gas increases manifold in winter, he added.
He said that SNGPL was getting 150million cubic feet of natural gas for Rawalpindi and Islamabad every day which was enough for twin cities’ needs.