OGRA bans CNG, LPG cylinders in all public service vehicles and school vans to ensure passengers’ safety

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  • To ensure the safety of passengers and to avoid unpleasant incidents/accidents the request of banning CNG/LPG cylinders in public service vehicles has been made.
  • The orders should be immediately implemented under motor vehicle 199 rules.
  • Amid serious arsenal incidents over the recent years, there were demands to place a ban for using the liquefied petroleum gas and CNG in transport.
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Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority bans the use of gas cylinders in public transport and school vans – photo source Associated Foreign Press.

Oil and Gas Regulatory authority has placed a ban on the use of CNG cylinders in public transport and school vans for which the regulatory authority has ordered to provincial authorities and motorway IGs to implement the decision, Samaa News reported.

“The orders should be immediately implemented under motor vehicle 199 rules,” the notification read.

“In order to ensure the safety of passengers and to avoid unpleasant incidents/accidents this authority hereby conveys its concurrence to the request of banning CNG/LPG cylinders in public service vehicles.” the notification added.

Amid serious arsenal incidents over the recent years, there were demands to place a ban for using the liquefied petroleum gas and CNG in vans carrying public and school children. The decision has been taken in the larger interest of public safety and the authority has also requested the transport authorities and motorway police to initiate a crackdown against all public service vehicles having gas cylinders as a fuel.

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The regulatory authority which was established in 2002 to foster competition and to protect the public interest while respecting individual rights recommended an increase in petrol prices by 5.15 PKR per liter a day earlier. 

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