At the advent of every winter, Dhaka city dwellers witness gas outages and low pressure. It has now become almost an everyday affair. The gas pressure starts to subside at 8:00am and after 3:00pm the pressure gets back to some extent.
Many people have already started using gas cylinder because of the intermittent supply in the pipeline. While many of the sufferers, who can afford, buy gas cylinders, kerosene stoves and electric rice-cookers, the rest have either to wait for hours for the gas supply to reach a workable level or to use earthen stoves. All of these ways cause too much of a hassle in the city life as well as increase the monthly expense of families.
As the gas supply crisis worsens every year in winter, the authorities concerned should have formulated a framework to fight against the shortage. They could have taken preparations for the winter months when consumers' demand rises.
Abu Elias Linkon,
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