Gas outages and low pressure are two major problems Dhaka dwellers face very often, with the crisis worsening every winter
Gas supply to different areas of Old Dhaka has remained snapped due to the tie-in installation of pipelines which are being relocated and newly installed there.
The areas include Bangshal, Mukim Bazar, Alu Bazar, Nawabpur, Tanti Bazar, Hussaini Dalan, and Najira Bazar.
In a media release, Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited (TGTDCL) said the outage started at 9am on Monday and will continue till 5pm.
The development work is being done to get rid of low gas pressure, it said, adding that household, industrial, commercial, and CNG (compressed natural gas) consumers are being deprived of the gas supply now.
Gas outages and low pressure are two major problems Dhaka 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 among 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 2,865,907 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 is 2,846,419 currently, with the number of commercial and CNG users standing at 12,075 and 394 respectively.