Long queues for CNG mock motorists in Lahore

Attention: open in a new window. PDFPrintE-mail

LAHORE: Cold-bitten people Sunday queued for hours at CNG filling stations in a bid to get their vehicles filled with cheap fuel as gas pumps were allowed to open only for 24 hours in a week. The miseries of the masses already multiplied due to unannounced strike being observed by the members of All Pakistan CNG Association against what they called flawed pricing formula of the CNG.

Most of the filling stations in the provincial metropolis continued to close down despite green signal given by the Sui Northern Pipelines about opening the pumps on Sunday. The SNGPL has also failed to manage available resources, leaving people in immense helpless situation.

As per new gas load management plan, filling pumps in Lahore, Sheikhupura, Sahiwal, Multan, Gujranwala and Gujrat regions would be opened on Sunday only, while in Faisalabad, Sargodha, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Bahawalpur, gas supply would be restored on Wednesday only. As usual, gas supply for industry has been shut for indefinite period.

INP adds: Meanwhile, most of the CNG stations in Lahore region remained closed even on the seventh day (Sunday), following consecutive six-day holidays under gas load management program.

Motorists and vehicle owners said they could not afford to run their automobiles on petrol and were forced to go through the ordeals in their efforts to get their CNG cylinders filled. The SNGPL officials said the CNG stations would again be closed as per gas management schedule from Monday morning 6 AM.

The CNG stations in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad also remained closed on Sunday, the day when they were scheduled to reopen after three days break. Motorists had lined up at different stations but the owners did not open causing a lot of discontentment among the waiting people.

Courtesy: The News


Forex open Market rates & comments Archive

Login Form