CNG Supply Colsed Because of Gas Loadshading
Lahore all CNG stations are closed due to none supply of CNG because Gas Loadshading in pakistan.
Once again the poor masses have become the ultimate victim of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limitedâ€™s (SNGPL) natural gas load management plan, it practiced to overcome a shortfall of 325 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.
Tuesday witnessed the worst humiliation of commuters at bus stops across the twin cities owing to the shortage of public transport, which run on the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), while those who were plying their vehicles on cities busiest routes did not complete their routes on the excuse of non-availability of CNG. Exchange of harsh words and abusive language were also witnessed between the drivers of these vehicles and the commuters as due to the aforementioned problems everyone was trying to board the available vehicle at first. Taking advantage of the prevailing situation the transporters were demanding extra Rs3 to Rs4 to the scheduled fares for the destination giving the reason that they were using petrol to run their vehicles.
The decision on one part perturbed the commuters while on the other it also affected the daily wage employees at the CNG filling stations as according to them their one-day salary also fell prey to that decision.
The mess was created when SNGPL, in a bid to overcome a shortfall of 325 million cubic feet of natural gas per day, announced a 24-hour suspension of gas to the CNG stations in Islamabad region. Islamabad region includes Islamabad city besides districts of Rawalpindi division. Meanwhile, the government is going to hike the price of CNG up to Rs8 per Kg from January 1, 2010 on the pretext of saving natural gas resources.