Gazipur, Nov 30: More than 200 illegal household gas lines at Rajendrapur area under Sadar Upazila in Gazipur were disconnected on Wednesday.
The district administration in association with the Titas Gas authority conducted a mobile court and disconnected the illegal lines.
Engineer Sabber Ahmed Chowdhury, Manager of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited, Gazipur office, said a team of Gazipur Titas Gas office with the help of the district administration conducted raids at Nayanpur, Rajendrapur cantonment Bazar and Fawgab road area under Gazipur Sadar upazila in the morning.
Illegal gas lines were uprooted from more than 200 houses in the area. The team also seized about 3500 meters of pipe, gas rizer and other materials used for illegal gas lines.
He, however, said none was fined during the operation. "Drive against illegal gas lines will continue in the coming days," he vowed.
Sader upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) Mohammed Ashraf Uddin, general manager of Gazipur Titas office SM Abdul Wadud, manager engineer Sabber Ahmed Chowdhury and Mohammed Jahangir Alam, deputy manager Sabiul Awal and Mohammed Khorshed Alam, assistant engineer Mirza Mohammed Mamunur Rahman, Mohammed Akheruzzaman and Mohammed Abu Ayub, sub-assistant engineer Mohammed Rezaul Karim and senior officials of Gazipur Titas office and administration were present during the operation.
Meanwhile, another mobile court led by Gazipur Sadar UNO Mohammed Ashraf Uddin fined a departmental store Tk 10,000 for selling date-expired products and failure to show up with the product's price list in the store.
Gazipur district marketing officer Abdus Salam said the owner of M/S Maisha Varieties Store at RP Gate Bazaar in Rajendrapur area under Sadar upazila was seen selling date-expired items.
Later, the court fined him Tk 10,000 under the Consumer Rights Preservation Act, he informed.