No more gas connection to households: Govt

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 22:21, Apr 24, 2019 | Updated : 22:29, Apr 24, 2019

Representational imageThe government has made it clear that it will not provide gas to households, mostly used for cooking, any more through pipeline.
“MPs have repeatedly asked me about it and I want to spell it out clearly today that no gas connection will be provided to any house from now,” State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid told the Parliament on Wednesday (Apr 24).
He said that only industrial zones would get gas and that pipelines were being installed to ensure uninterrupted gas supply to factories.
Responding to queries from lawmakers during the Wednesday’s session, Hamid said uninterrupted power supply will be ensured across the country during the Ramadan.
“We are trying to not only ensure uninterrupted electricity supply during the Tarabi prayers in Ramadan, but also ensure it round the clock in the holy month,” he said.
The government is also trying to ensure uninterrupted gas supply during the Ramadan, the state minister added.
Replying to the starred question, Hamid said the government has taken various initiatives to prevent misuse of electricity.
The initiatives include encouraging the people not to use air condition (AC), electric iron and water pump and avoid lighting at shops, shopping malls, residential houses and commercial buildings, awareness campaigns, observance of the National Power Week and organizing power fair.