The outage will be due to relocation of gas pipelines in the area
Gas supply to Azimpur, and its adjoining areas in Old Dhaka, will be suspended for four hours on Tuesday due to relocation of gas pipelines for tie-in installation.
Household, commercial, captive power, industrial and CNG consumers in the aforementioned areas will out of gas from 2pm to 6pm, a press release from Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd (TGTDCL) said on Monday.
The adjoining areas include Iraqi Graveyard Lane and Pilkhana.
According to TGTDCL, the tie-in installation is mandatory to connect 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 often, with the crisis worsening every winter.
Consumers also face problems due to the installation and replacement of gas pipelines on a regular basis, mainly because of the slack coordination between utility agencies and development projects.
The TGTDCL is already facing a shortfall of at least 300mmcfd gas against a 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 2,846,419 currently, with the number of commercial and CNG users standing at 12,075 and 394 respectively.