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Parts of Karachi to be hit with gas suspension amid low pressure, loadshedding

“SSGC will be carrying out a gas distribution infrastructure development job,” announces company

By Business Desk
December 22, 2023
Gas cylinder vendors working at a shop in Peshawar, on November 13, 2023. — APP
Gas cylinder vendors working at a shop in Peshawar, on November 13, 2023. — APP

Parts of Karachi, the country’s biggest city by population, will be hit with a gas suspension, the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) announced Friday, as residents of the bustling metropolis face prolonged loadshedding and low pressure due to winters.

In a statement, the gas supply company said that it would be carrying out a gas distribution infrastructure development task on December 24 (Sunday), which would result in the suspension of gas to some parts.

“The SSGC will be carrying out a gas distribution infrastructure development job that will involve installing a 16" dia. isolation valve on 20" dia, C-station main in main Ibrahim Hyderi, Cantonment Korangi Creek,” the statement said while explaining the task.

The company elaborated that to carry out this “indispensable” task, the gas supply will remain suspended in Korangi’s industrial and residential areas from 9am to 8pm.

At the same time, for around 13 hours, gas will also remain suspended in parts of the Defence Housing Authority — one of the posh areas of the bustling metropolis.

While the SSGC empathised that “inconvenience is regretted”, customers aren’t too happy with their supply during the winter.

“We've had no gas since December 15, at any time of the day. At all. We're basically ordering out three times a day and that's ridiculously expensive. My mom's super mad," said a frustrated resident of DHA phase 7, Zainab Sabir Mir.

Dania Noor, a university student residing in Gulistan-e-Jauhar Block-18, said her daily routine remains affected due to the prolonged loadshedding in her area.

“Our entire day gets affected due to this unannounced and unscheduled time of gas loadshedding, and even when the gas supply is open the pressure is too low to cook anything,” the 18-year-old added.