Disruption in gas supply caused severe sufferings to one-fourth of the Dhaka city dwellers throughout Tuesday after a pipeline was heavily damaged near Amin Bazar of Savar, Titas gas says.
Residents of Mohammadpur, Mirpur, Dhanmondi, Hazaribagh and Green Road areas had to buy their foods from restaurants as they were unable to cook food at home for lack of gas supply.
Restaurants of these areas faced a huge pressure as people thronged there to buy lunch and dinner.
The situation did not normalise till 8pm when this report was filed.
Earlier, in the morning, Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited (Titas Gas) issued an apology to their customers following the gas supply disruption.
In a statement, the gas distribution company said a gas pipeline with a 12-metre radius was damaged while cutting a road by the Roads and Highways Department in Amin Bazar area.
Titas Gas General Manager (Metro Dhaka Marketing Division) Engr Md Shafiqul Islam Khan told The Business Standard that they had deployed a team to repair the damaged pipeline by 6pm.