Peshawar: The Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) has identified 1,350 feet of illegal gas pipeline networks, disconnected 153 illegal connections, and removed 51 tampered metres in different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during its crackdown against gas theft – a news source reported. In Peshawar, the raids were conducted in Ahmad Khel, Kaga Wala, Tehkal, Mathra, Surezai, Regi, Sufaid Dheri, Urmar Badhber, Achar, Bahadar Kili, Marozai, Chagarmatti and localities along the Charsadda Road.
According to a statement issued by SNGPL, during the operations in Karak, one direct bypass of a factory, and four illegal gas connections of power generation units and welding workshops were disconnected. Five people were also arrested for the violations.
The teams also disconnected 35 illegal gas pipeline networks in the district. Respective police stations were also approached for registration of FIRs against the gas thieves.
SNGPL has also started work on a new eight-inch diameter augmentation pipeline project on Warsak Road to overcome low gas pressure, especially during the winters.
In a separate statement, SNGPL General Manager Peshawar Arbab Saqib said that Peshawar city now has three major transmission feeds which will meet the requirements during peak winter season.