Gas has been leaking in quantity from underwater pipeline in the Kutubkhali Canal in the capital’s Dholiapar area, as an excavator driver of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) damaged the gas line.
Officials of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd (TGTDCL) said the line got damaged on Wednesday while the DSCC worker was using his excavator during a clean-up drive.
Hamida Begum, a resident of the area, said, “We have been watching the baubles in the water for the two days. I have heard that it was because of gas leak. But there is no disruption in gas supply in our area.”
Officials of TGTDCL and DSCC were trying to fix the leaks till filing of the report on Thursday evening.
Talking to Daily Sun, the excavator driver, Md Ramjan, said he was unaware of the gas line beneath the canal.
“I was cleaning up the canal for the last few days. On Wednesday, the gas line was damaged by my excavator. I have informed my higher officials.”
Officials of TGTDCL said that the leak was difficult to fix as it was underwater.
DSCC Executive Engineer Md Sufi Ullah Siddik Bhuiyan, also in charge of the classiness activities, said that they were working to fix the line in coordination with the TGTDCL authorities.
“I have engaged some workers of DSCC to help the Titas officials. We worked together on Wednesday night. Also today (Thursday) we are working together to repair it. I hope the line will be fixed soon," he said.
When contacted, Titas Managing Director Engineer Ali Iqbal Md Nurullah said, “My team is working to fix the line. We are trying to find a solution as early as possible as the national assets are being wasted.”