Prepaid gas meters put in to operation

The supervision yesterday rigourously inaugurated prepaid gas meters for a residential consumers of a capital’s Lalmatia as well as Mohammadpur areas in a bid to revoke wastage of a application as partial of a pass devise to palliate gas crisis.

Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, appetite confidant to a budding minister, non-stop a gas scale with a smart-card during a rite in Lalmatia.

Under a commander project, state-run Titas Gas Transmission as well as Distribution Company Ltd has commissioned 4,500 prepaid meters in a dual areas since May final year during a cost of Tk 6.7 crore from a own resources.

Titas is right away in talks with a Asian Development Bank (ADB) to exercise an additional 8,500 prepaid meters in a city.

Md Abdul Aziz Khan, handling executive of Titas, pronounced a stream cost of gas for households regulating a stand in burner allows a users to bake 87 cubic metre of gas a month during a cost of Tk 450.

“But you have found that 37 percent of a users underneath a commander plan have been immoderate 158 cubic metre of gas a month, whilst a rest have been regulating reduction than 87 cubic metre,” he added.

The cost of gas per cubic metre is Tk 5.16.

The Institute of Information as well as Communication Technology (IICT) underneath Bangladesh University of Engineering as well as Technology (BUET) has grown a meters that cost Tk 5,800 each.

“We have perceived certain reply from a customers. They do not have any poignant complaints,” pronounced a Titas MD. “The prepaid complement will assistance equivocate wastage of a profitable appetite as well as cut complications over realising due bills.”

Khan pronounced Titas skeleton to exercise 3 lakh meters during a cost of Tk 350 crore in a subsequent 2 to 3 years. “We have been additionally land talks with a Japan International Cooperation Agency as well as a ADB for an additional 3 lakh prepaid meters.”

Titas has right away over 15.60 lakh customers.

Bangladesh has to opt for a prepaid meters between reports of drawn out wastage of healthy gas during a domicile level.

The country’s gas haven is parching up fast. Bangladesh right away faces a shortfall of 500 million cubic feet of gas a day (mmcfd) opposite a direct of over 2,500 mmcfd, according to a state-run Petrobangla.

Engineer Mujba Alif, a proprietor of Lalmatia, who has set up a latest gas meters, pronounced a beginning would assistance users devour reduction gas, pardon up a application for others in a country.

Energy Secretary Mohammad Mejbahuddin pronounced a country’s appetite zone is starting by a transformation. “There is a opening in direct as well as supply. We can save a outrageous volume of gas by mending a demand-side management.”

He pronounced Bangladesh would be means to save one-third of a gas if measures destined during interlude wastage have been taken.

IICT Director Prof Dr S M Lutful Kabir hoped that a metering complement would assistance cut wastage as well as beget some-more revenues.

State Minister for Power as well as Energy Muhammad Enamul Huq pronounced if gas can be saved, it could be granted to most others.

Mentioning that thirty to 40 percent gas is mislaid during delivery as well as distribution, BUET Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr S M Nazrul Islam said, “It is not excusable when a haven is decreasing.”

Jahangir Kabir Nanak, state apportion for LGRD, referred to that a supervision exercise prepaid metering in H2O supply too, so that probable destiny predicament can be avoided.

Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury urged a IICT to supplement a underline to a scale so that people can recharge from home.

He pronounced a supervision skeleton to hurl out beginning to move all of a Titas commercial operation underneath a system. “I privately consider that it will take 3 to 4 years.”

The confidant additionally shielded Titas’s preference to assign Tk 50 a scale any month as rent.

Titas will need Tk 2,500 crore to yield meters to all of a customers, pronounced Petrobangla Chairman Prof Md Hossain Monsur, who presided over a ceremony.

He pronounced a meters would concede a low-income organisation operate reduction gas as well as to illustrate save money.

Monsur additionally pronounced they would be ready to supply gas to Rajshahi from Jan twenty this year.

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