Pipeline leakage snaps gas supply in parts of city

Staff Correspondent

24 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A severe gas crisis caused by pipeline leakage during road repairs has triggered immense sufferings for residents in many parts of the capital including Mirpur, Mohammadpur, Dhanmondi and Gabtali.

Residents of Mohammadpur, Dhanmondi, Hazaribag, Mirpur, Shyamoli, Green Road and other adjacent areas could not light up their kitchen stoves on Tuesday.

Failing to cook food, many residents were seen thronging restaurants.

Residents of different areas of the city said they spent extra money to buy foods from outside. Many are also using gas cylinders or electric heaters.

Ramjan Ali, a small trader in Mirpur, was returning home after buying several packets of cooked food. He said there was no gas supply in their house till 11:00 am on Tuesday.

“We had to buy food from outside,” he trader said, adding that the disrupting in gas supply was very abrupt.

Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company has apologised for the inconvenience and began their work to fix the leaks, it said.

The high-pressure gas line of Titas Gas was damaged during the road repairing works being carried out by the Roads and Highways Division in Aminbazar, said Mirza Mahbub Hossain, a spokesman for Titas.

Some neighbourhoods, including Mohammadpur, Dhanmondi, Hazaribag, Mirpur and Green Road will have low pressure in gas supply until 6:00 pm, he said. "Normal supply will resume once the leaks are repaired."