Quetta: National Assembly (NA) Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri revealed that the federal government had approved packages worth PKR 1 billion to upgrade and replace the 40-year-old gas pipelines in Quetta — with the initiative aimed at resolving the low gas pressure issue in the area, according to a news source published on December 3.
Mr Suri disclosed this information while addressing a press conference along with Sui Southern Gas Company’s (SSGC) General Manager Madani Siddique and Parliamentary Secretary for the Quetta Development Authority (QDA), Urban Development Mobin Ahmed Khilji.
Reportedly, the gas pipelines in Quetta and its surrounding areas had originally been installed back in 1980. Now, these will be replaced with new 16, 12-, 8- and 6-inch-diameter, 57-kilometre-long pipelines. The timeline communicated for the completion of this initiative is September 2021.
Additionally, the NA deputy speaker assured the attendees that the project was expected to completely resolve issues related to gas supply in Quetta.