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Now 9-hr gas outage at Azimpur, neighborhoods

  • Published at 12:17 am January 16th, 2020
Prepaid gas Meter
A number of prepaid gas meters mounted on a wall Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Consumers will be affected from 9am to 6pm on Thursday

Gas supply to Azimpur and its adjoining Iraqi Graveyard Lane, Pilkhana, and BGB headquarters in Old Dhaka will be suspended for nine hours due to relocation of gas pipelines for tie-in installation on Thursday.

Hence, household, commercial, captive power, industrial and CNG (compressed natural gas) consumers in the aforementioned areas will be affected from 9am to 6pm, said a press release of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited (TGTDCL) on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, residents of the same areas suffered a four-hour gas outage for the same reason.

According to TGTDCL, the tie-in installation is mandatory connecting the existing pipeline with the new one installed at Azimpur's Natun Paltan Lane, for addressing low gas supply in and around the areas.

Gas outages and low pressure are two major problems Dhaka dwellers face very often, with the crisis worsening every winter.

Consumers also come across the problems owing to the installation and replacement of gas pipelines on a regular basis, mainly because of slack coordination between utility agencies and development projects.

The TGTDCL is already facing a shortfall of at least 300mmcfd gas against the demand of around 2,200mmcfd. In the Dhaka metropolitan area alone, the demand is nearly 1,700mmcfd.

With 2,865,907 consumers, including 45 power plants, three fertilizer factories, 1,680 captive power producers, and 5,279 industrial units, the TGTDCL supplies gas under seven categories to the Dhaka and Mymensingh divisions.

Titas' household consumers' number is 2,846,419 currently, with the number of commercial and CNG users standing at 12,075 and 394 respectively.