LAHORE - Low gas pressure continued to irk consumers in the city on Friday. Annoyed by the continuing gas crisis, Gawalmandi residents staged a protest against the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Company Limited (SNGPL) in front of Lahore Press Club yesterday.
Protesters, holding placards, chanted slogans against SNGPL management. They blocked the road for sometime which resulted in a traffic jam. Irate gas consumers said they were facing problems in cooking food owing to low gas pressure, but the government was not paying heed to their problems. Protesters demanded immediate suspension of gas load-shedding.
They lamented that despite the fact that they were not getting gas, they were continuing to receive inflated gas bills.
ROTATIONAL PLAN: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Friday that the gas load-shedding will end by March 15. SNGPL has announced the revised gas load management plan, under which gas supply to the industrial units will now be suspended for four days during a week and not five. The new plan will continue till March 16.
The gas supply to industrial units in Lahore, Shaiwal and Shaikupura regions will be suspended from today to March 08 and later from March 13 to March 16. While, gas supply to industrial units in Faisalabad, Multan, Gujranwala and Bahawalpur regions will be disconnected from March 9 to March 12.