CNG Crisis: Local stations observe two-day strike

Local taxi drivers demanding high fares from the passengers.

Ppi December 25, 2010

ISLAMABAD: It has been announced that CNG stations of the Potohar region will remain closed for two days from Friday. According to the Gas Load Management plan, all the CNG stations of the Potohar region will remain closed today and tomorrow. Long queues of cars were seen during late hours of Thursday at CNG stations.

The citizens said that due to this shutdown, they had to face a lot of problems. While on the other side, as the CNG is unavailable on Friday and Saturday, it is difficult to find public transport so commuting from one place to another is also a major concern.

Moreover, during this closure of CNG stations, the local taxi drivers were demanding high fares from the passengers stating that they were running on petrol.

Locals resented the decision stating that it would make commuting in the city difficult. “We do not have a proper transportation system and with such measures, things will get worse,” said Rana, a resident of Rawalpindi.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 25th, 2010.

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