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Damaged pipeline to affect gas supply in several Karachi areas: SSGC

Gas supply in different blocks and phases in Clifton, Gizri, others will be affected

By Web Desk
December 27, 2023
A representational image of a person lighting a stove. — AFP/File
A representational image of a person lighting a stove. — AFP/File 

KARACHI: Several areas of Karachi will experience disruption in gas supply today due to the damaged gas pipeline located in Bath Island and Clifton, said the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) on Wednesday. 

In a statement issued on X, formerly Twitter, the gas supply company said: "A 16-inch dia[meter] gas pipeline located in Bath Island, Clifton got damaged/ruptured today. SSGC had to reduce/stop gas pressure in this pipeline, serving a number of localities around the Clifton area." 

The company said that the gas supply in different blocks and phases in Clifton, Gizri, Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Gizri, Punjab Colony, Delhi Colony, Old City area, Mai Kolachi and surrounding areas, Bath Island, Sultanabad, Ziauddin Hospital, Dolmen Mall, Movenpick, Mariott and PC hotels will be affected.

It said the SSGC's teams are on site to complete maintenance work by tomorrow morning "so that the gas supply is resumed at the earliest".

While the repair work is on, residents in the above areas will face supply issues, the company added.

Last week, the SSGC announced plans to suspend gas supply to parts of Karachi.

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 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.