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Chittagong gas supply restored after 56hrs

  • Published at 01:25 pm February 19th, 2019
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The supply had been cut off on Saturday afternoon

The gas supply has been restored in the premier port city of Chittagong, after 56 hours.

Talking to the Dhaka Tribune, Khaiz Ahmed Mozumder, managing director of Karnaphuli Gas Distribution Company (KGDC) Ltd, said the gas supply resumed around 12:30am on Tuesday.

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The supply was disrupted following an explosion at a gas pipeline. The blast occurred at Akmal Ali Road in Bandertila area, around 4pm, on Saturday. The pipeline supplies gas to one third of the port city.

There were no casualties reported in the incident.

Following the incident, KGDC's Khaiz said: "A 24-inch diameter ring in the main gas pipeline was damaged when Chittagong City Corporation authorities dug a canal in the area. We immediately decided to stop the gas supply to ensure the safety of the people and their properties."