Karachi, November 17, 2016 (PPI-OT):SSGC has intensified its efforts in curbing the nuisance of gas theft by conducting frequent raids on the culprits. Company’s Surveillance and Monitoring team in coordination with CRD, FIR Cell, DSM and Security Departments along with SSGC Police raided in Cattle Colony, Garden and Ali Muhammad Brohi Goth areas of Karachi. The team disconnected the illegal direct supply of gas that amounts to millions of rupees.
The team conducted a raid on a fat melting and illegal power generation unit located at Cattle Colony road # 9, owned by Muhammad Akhter who was using gas directly by tapping on auxiliary distribution line. One 25 KVA and two 5 KVA gas generators were being used for illegal power generation whereas 5 burners were connected illegally for fat melting. The estimated volume per year came to around 1,800 mcf which amounts to Rs. 1.4 million. Previous claim on this premise was approximately Rs. 300,000.
In Sherpao Colony gas theft was also unearthed by Surveillance and Monitoring team, which acted on a tip provided by a reliable source. Accused Muzammil Hussain was using gas through direct tapping on disconnected service valve at 3 PSI pressure and was running producing bakery and Nimco items along with illegal power generation. The estimated volume per year comes to around 3,132 mcf which amounts to Rs. 2.5 million. Previous claim on this premise is approximately Rs. 450,000.
On the same day Surveillance and Monitoring Department dismantled an illegal connection in a bakery in Ali Muhammad Brohi Goth where gas was stolen at 3 PSI pressure through a tampered regulator. The estimated volume per year comes to around 4,704 mcf which amounts to Rs. 3.7 million. The owner managed to escape just before the raid. SSGC Police is searching for the absconder.
Surveillance and Monitoring Department also raided a Pakwan Center in Garden area owned by Muhammad Yaseen where gas was used through disconnected service line. Estimated amount of gas claim is approx. Rs.100,000 per month. Previous claim on this premise is about Rs. 664,000. Due to the gas theft the volume of Unaccounted-for-Gas (UFG) increased and impacted the Company’s financial bottom line. Company is taking actions on war footing against the miscreants in its entire franchise areas.
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