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Gas crisis in Port City continues

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Chattogram Bureau :
Gas crisis in the port city turns severe following the  technical glitch in hydraulic valve at bottom of the sea line transmission line from Moheskhali LNG terminal a sources of Karnaphuli gas distribution company sources said.
Gas crisis experienced in  city'sJamal Khan , Askar dighi area, Bakalia and its adjoing parts  from yesterday morning.
Karnaphuli Gas distribution Company could not  ensure the normalisation of  gas supply.
Manager of KGDCL (customer care) AnupamDutta told that following glitch in transmission line of Bibiana gas field of Sylhet, this temporary inconveniences  detected.
Domestic beneficiaries of gas in  chowkbazar, baddarhat, and Kotwali areas told that they are deprived of gas from 9 am yesterday.
Residentials of these areas are compelled to purchase lunch food from outside restaurants,
People living in the city's Monsurabad, Bakalia, Askar Dighir Par, Mehedibagh, Nasirabad and Jamal Khan areas said the gas outage forced them to buy breakfast and lunch from food stores and restaurants.
A private job holder, Atik Shah, said he went to his office without having any breakfast, and like him, people in his neighbourhood in Bakalia suffered throughout the day without any gas supply.  
The situation remained the same till the evening, he added.
Rumana Akhter from Monsurabad area said gas supply resumed around noon, but the pressure was too low to cook. "I bought breakfast and lunch from restaurant and I'm afraid I might have to buy dinner as well for my family of four."
Contacted, Karnaphuli Gas Distribution Company Limited (KGDCL) managing director, Khaiz Ahmed Mazumdar, said the gas crisis was triggered by a technical glitch at a valve of the LNG terminal since Saturday night and divers have been working on to repair the valve under water at Bay of Bengal.
He, however, could not confirm when the supply of gas might be restored.
"We usually get 380 million cubic feet to 390 million cubic feet gas. We get around 320 to 330 million cubic feet of it from the LNG terminal. The remainder comes from the national grid," he said.
The situation remained the same till filing of this report around 9:00pm on Sunday  night.

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