Solution to CNG crisis
Consumers suffer daily due to CNG closures perpetrated by CNG dealers. It was a breath of fresh air when the CJP ordered reduction in the sky-rocketing price of CNG.
However, the CNG operators are making a mockery out of the order by the Supreme Court by closing down CNG pumps every other day so they can make more profits.
The transport sector in Karachi, including public mini-buses should be discouraged from using CNG by force. Any CNG dealer caught with supplying CNG to these buses should be fined heavily and their license revoked. This transport mafia continues to charge the passengers the old fares for petrol and diesel.
They have four or more CNG cylinders installed in these buses with no heed paid to safety of the passenger. They take extremely long to fill gas and cause problems for private vehicles.
These are the same buses that break red lights and pay complete disregard to designated bus stations. The bus drivers are usually ‘stoned’ with marijuana and are abusive to passengers.
Special CNG stations should be reserved for the rickshaws, pick-up trucks, taxis and other transport commercial vehicles.
They should be located at convenient spots at entrance to towns. The CDGK should take charge of these pumps. These pumps should operate only during certain hours of the day.
This move will reduce the burden on all other CNG stations who can then supply to private vehicles.
The All Pakistan CNG Association needs to be dealt with an iron hand. If the CJP can enforce the law and provide relief to the common man, the public will stand by him.
DR J. EFFENDI