The state-owned Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited responsible for distribution of natural gas in the capital and adjoining areas conducted several drives in April and remove a total of 282.81km gas pipelines used for illegal use in industrial, commercial and residential areas.
During the drives, mobile courts and Titas divisional team snapped illegal gas supply connections and disconnected gas connections to the defaulting consumers in Dhaka, Gazipur, Narayanganj, Narsingdi and Tangail districts, said a press release issued by Titas’s public relation officer Golam Mostafa on Wednesday.
Mostafa said the mobile courts and Titas team cut 73,030 illegal gas connections including 15 industrial and 13 commercial consumers and in two captive power producers and one CNG station due to illegal gas consumption.
During the drives, Titas disconnected gas connections to bill defaulters — 979 residential, two industrial, 15 commercial, one CNG station and one captive consumer, he said.
The mobile courts fined five illegal consumers of Titas gas with Tk 2.95 lakh during the drives, said the release.
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