Strict action against illegal decanting, filing of LPG urged

Web DeskWeb Editor

03rd Sep, 2021. 08:34 pm

ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has advised all the chief secretaries to take cognizance of the illegal activities regarding decanting of liquefied petroleum gas(LPG) and filling of LPG in transport and stern action/crackdown must be taken against LPG decanting and filling in transport from shops to ensure public safety.

In this regard, an advisory has been issued under the directives of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and other applicable rules.

A spokesman for Ogra said that LPG is a popular form of energy and is highly inflammable. If not properly handled, it can cause serious safety hazards. Therefore, as per LPG Rules 2001 “for safety reasons, installation of LPG Cylinder or tank on motorcycles, scooters and public service vehicles, i.e. three wheelers, buses, coaches and wagons shall not be allowed and treated as illegal.”

The Chief Secretaries were advised that proceeding can be initiated against such persons as per Section 285 & 286 of Pakistan Penal Code, Civil Defence (Special Power) Rules 1951, Explosives Act 1884 and MIGS Rules, 2010 read with Pakistan Petroleum Rules 1937.

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