BSS-50 1,227 gas connections disconnected, TK 22 crore realized as fine





1,227 gas connections disconnected, TK 22 crore realized as fine

CHATTOGRAM, Oct 22, 2020 (BSS) – Karnafuli Gas Distribution Company Limited (KGDCL) has disconnected 1,227 illegal connections in the last 45 days and realized TK 22 crore 96 lakh 51 thousand 613 as fine.

The drives led by KGDCL Manager Abul Kalam in 12 zones under the company and four special teams inspected the faults of gas lines and risers.

The illegal gas line disconnection drive will continue till November 6, he added.

KGDCL, General Manager Engineer Sanwar Hossain told BSS that a special team of KGDCL conducted 204 operations in a month and a half from September 6 to October 20.

A total of 1227 illegal connections were disconnected in different section including Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Captive-CNG after inspecting 7129 connections.

Among the disconnected gas lines, 1,167 were disconnected from residential areas, 48 from commercial areas, 11 from industrial sections and one from CNG station, he added.

“Four teams were formed to test the gas line after the Barua building exploded in Patharghata in November 2019. An initiative has taken for testing and repairing one lakh 45 thousand gas risers of the city free of cost to avoid fire and other accidents,” he added.

A total of 30 teams combined with 100 engineers and 40 repairmen were formed to test the gas riser, the sources added.

Engineer Sanwar Hossain said, “We started the work of identifying the faults in the riser and gas line since long time ago. It was closed for a few months in the middle due to the Coronavirus pandemic.”

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