ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI: Domestic consumers of different localities in Rawalpindi city and cantonment areas are facing problems due to low gas pressure.
The citizens expressed concerns over gas load-shedding and low gas pressure, being witnessed in certain areas of the town which is affecting routine life of the citizens.
According to details, domestic consumers are facing low gas pressure problem particularly in congested areas including Dhamyal Camp, Adiala Road, Saddar, Talhi Mohri, Gulraiz, Police Foundation, Committee Chowk, Al-Mumtaz colony, Gulshanabad, Pirwadhai, Mohan Pura, Rattaamral, Dhari Hassanabad, Dhoke Khabba, Qasimabad, Muslim Town, Khurram Colony, Chungi Number 8, Tench Bhatta, Peoples Colony, Mohallah Hajian, Shah Khalid Colony, Jan Colony, Chamanzar Colony, Babar Colony, Dhoke Syedian and several other areas of the town.
The gas pressure problem is also affecting the commercial activities depriving hundreds of the people of livelihood.
The citizens have demanded Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Company (SNGPC) and other authorities concerned to take steps for regularising the gas supply.
Low gas pressure forces the citizens to bring breakfast from local bakeries and hotels, resultantly residents have started using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to cook meals while many are compelled to use firewood.
There were reports of low gas pressure last year too in parts of Rawalpindi particularly in congested areas.
Last year, consistent low gas pressure and frequent gas outages had posed serious problems for people, who were unable to cook and properly heat their homes during cold weather condition.
The citizens urged the government and authorities concerned to take solid steps and find an immediate solution to the problem.
Meanwhile, in Islamabad, low pressure and shortage of gas continues to increase the problems of residents of various sectors particularly G-8 and G-9 of capital.
Certain areas of the Federal Capital especially the ‘G’ series are facing gas load shedding and getting low pressure during most part of the day, thus adding to the miseries of citizens.
Sara Saleem, a resident of G-8/4 said the gas pressure was extremely low in her area, adding that citizens were forced to use LPG gas other alternate methods for preparing of food.
“Gas is not available throughout the day and we are unable even to cook the food”, said Sara, talking to APP, a resident of the area, adding that their kids were forced to take ready made breakfasts with them to their schools and after reaching back they again face the same problem for the lunch”.
“We are getting extremely low pressure of gas during day time for last two months. The situation further aggravate day in day out,” said Qaiser Mirza, a resident of G-9/3.
Residents further alleged that specific sectors were getting gas supply on regular intervals but ‘I’ and ‘G’ sectors are facing gas shortage that is unjust and unfair.
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