There has been no-let up in SSGC’s drive against the menace of gas theft. The Company, as part of its ongoing Operation Grift, continued its raids on those CNG Stations in Hyderabad and Badin that were carrying on their businesses even during official closures of these pumps.
SSGC Control Gas Theft Operations (CGTO) team in coordination with the Company’s Customer Relations Department, FIR Cell and SSGC Police force sealed four CNG stations for a period of 48 hours. These pumps included Al-Falah CNG Stations located on Hyderabad by-pass, Rafiq CNG at the Super Highway, Noriabad’s Kohistan CNG station and Badin’s Baba CNG station. The team also warned the law breakers that if they will continue to open their facilities despite closures, they will be liable for punishment under the Gas (Theft and Recovery Act) 2016.
The CGTO team also conducted a raid on a garment factory of Karachi where miscreants were using gas on domestic connections for commercial purposes such as power generation. The team found the miscreants using 440 cubic feet per hour of gas from direct line. The team disconnected the illegal connection and raised claims against the wrong-doers in accordance with the load consumed. The customers were also advised to apply for LNG connection for commercial usage.
In the recent months, SSGC has intensified its campaign against gas thieves and meter tampering miscreants as well as the CNG stations who encroach upon official closures with impunity.