Gas outages, low pressures are two major problems Dhaka dwellers face very often
Gas supply to the capital’s east and west Rampura, Banasree and adjoining areas will be suspended for four hours due to relocation of gas pipelines for tie-in installation on Wednesday.
Household, commercial, captive power, industrial and CNG consumers in the aforementioned areas will be affected from 2pm to 6pm, a press release from Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd (TGTDCL) said on Tuesday.
According to TGTDCL, the relocation is mandatory for plugging off leakages at gas pipelines.
Gas outages and low pressure are two major problems Dhaka city 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 2,783,134 consumers, including 44 power plants, three fertilizer factories, 1,630 captive power producers, and 5,128 industrial units, the TGTDCL supplies gas under eight categories to the Dhaka and Mymensingh divisions.
The number of Titas' household consumers is 2,764,247, while the number of commercial and CNG users stand at 11,688 and 382, respectively.