Work on laying the main pipeline has been completed
Chandigarh: After Supply of power and water through meters, now it is the turn of supplying liquefied cooking gas (LPG) through meters. The LPG consumers of Sector 48, Chandigarh, can now hope for a relief as they will no longer be required to make bookings and waiting for dealers to deliver LPG cylinders as this traditional way of supplying LPG will be way out by March next year. Digging work of laying pipes inside the Sector has been started from November 29. Work on 31-km pipeline in the outer areas of Chandigarh has already been completed. The contractor who ist laying pipes for supply of LPG siad that the work would be completed by March end. Ateek, who belongs to Bihar, is engaged in the laying pipes, said that they would be paid Rs 70 per meter. Sources in the IOC regional office said that work on laying the main pipeline has been completed and added that work on laying the pipeline in the Sector would be completed by March and most probably supply of LPG would start through meters in April next. Households would be asked to install meters for this purpose. On the pattern of power and water bills, LPG consumers would be issued consumption bills every month, he said. He further said that remaining southern sectors of Chandigarh and Mohali would be covered in the first phase of the project.
In the first phase, IOC would provide piped cooking gas at Dhanas rehabilitation colony and housing societies in Sectors 48, 49, 50 and 51 in Chandigarh Sector 63 falling in Mohali and Zirakpur, he said. In the next phase, Panchkula, Nalagarh, Baddi would be brought under the project.
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