Crackdown ordered on faulty gas cylinders

Jul 05, 2017

LAHORE: Punjab Inspector General of Police retired Capt Mohammad Usman Khattak has ordered yet another “massive crackdown” on the users of substandard cylinders in commercial vehicles across the province.

Such orders are routinely issued whenever a cylinder gets explodes in a vehicle, claiming precious human lives.

The latest instructions were issued after the IGP “took serious note of incidents of explosions of CNG/LPG cylinders installed in commercial vehicles”, according to a handout issued on Tuesday.

Punjab Traffic DIG Farooq Mazhar, who has been asked to ensure implementation of the order, directed all the district police officers (DPOs) and chief traffic officers (CTOs) to take measures in this regard.

According to the circular issued by the traffic DIG, the vans would not be allow to install more than two cylinders.

It said the cylinders must be installed in the trunk of the vehicle in a separate box with an outer air hole. Similarly, no cylinder or pipe connected with the cylinder would be laid inside the passenger cabin.

The traffic police have also been directed to take action against illegal service centres and workshops and register cases against the violators.

Only the Ogra-approved CNG centres will be allowed to function so that cleaning and pressure of cylinders can be ensured.

(Daily Dawn)