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Soon, two gas connections could land you in trouble

In a bid to check pilferage of LPG cylinders, the authorities will conduct door-to-door inspection to crackdown on those with ‘two gas connections’.

gurgaon Updated: Jun 27, 2012 02:40 IST
Divya Sethi

In a bid to check pilferage of LPG cylinders, the authorities will conduct door-to-door inspection to crackdown on those with ‘two gas connections’.

The authorities have given the residents 10 days time to surrender their second connection. The survey will be conducted by various companies, which will also be installing softwares that help in detecting if a customer has two connections.

There are nearly 3.5 lakh LPG users in the city. Two year ago, a similar survey was conducted in which 6,500 residents were found to be using double gas connections.

The authorities suspect that nearly 10% residents have two gas connections.

"Though we conduct regular surveys to check the gas tubes and to guide the residents on how they can conserve LPG, but this time the focus would be on residents who are using double connections," said Shashi Kant, president, Gurgaon Gas Agencies Association.

"We would give them ample time to surrender the second connection. And after, if we find that they have two connections, we would cancel the second connection," he added.

"The regulator and cylinder we provide while issuing a connection is the property of the company whether the applicant is from Indian Oil, Hindustan Petroleum or Bharat Petroleum. If we take back the extra cylinders, other residents would not have to wait for 10-15 days to get cylinders. We will be able to deliver in few days, he said."

Residents also welcomed the move.

“Getting a LPG cylinder is a tedious task. Mostly, we are compelled to procure the cylinder by paying extra money to the vendor. If this initiative could ensure smooth supply, it would certainly be a boon for residents," said Priyanka Sharma, a resident of Sector 45.